If you have unexplained pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling, you may have a pinched nerve. That’s when something presses against a nerve in your body. It stops the nerve from acting the way it’s supposed to.
- Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve
- Sharp, aching, or burning pain, which may radiate outward
- Tingling, pins and needles sensations (paresthesia)
- Muscle weakness in the affected area
- Frequent feeling that a foot or hand has fallen asleep