The pain affects other areas
When one has a pinched nerve in the low back, pain will usually radiate down the leg. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain to emanate from the neck, through the shoulders, down the arms and into the hands.
Muscle spasms in the back commonly accompany pinched nerves and can cause weakness in the arms or legs. The two most common pinched nerves in the lower back are L5 (lumbar 5) and S1 (sacral 1).
To help lower your chances of developing a pinched nerve it is important to know that you shoulder either avoid high risk activities or learn the precautionary measures you should take.
Because of the many different ways you can pinch a nerve it is best to learn what activities to avoid and measures you can take to protect yourself. We suggest you take a moment to visit our pinched nerve causes page to make yourself more aware to the dangers and how you can avoid them.
For your convenience the experts at LSI have compiled a pinched nerve FAQ page to answer any questions you may still have. If you still have unanswered questions or would like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to contact us.