Determining how many people actually have pinched nerves is very difficult, since many people report symptoms that could be caused by another injury, and some people don’t experience any symptoms at all. Many different factors can contribute to a pinched nerve, including past injuries, someone’s level of exercise, age, gender and bodyweight. While there isn’t just one single cause of pinched nerves, prevention seems to be very important.
Conventional methods of treating pinched nerves usually include medications and surgery. However, research shows that non-surgical, more conservative treatments, including physical therapy, exercise, chiropractic adjustments, supplements and rest, can also greatly help reduce pinched nerve pain.