Nerve pain is difficult to recognize and can be difficult to treat. Nerve compression syndrome, also known as nerve entrapment syndrome, compression neuropathy, entrapment neuropathy or trapped nerve, occurs when a nerve is squeezed or compacted. It typically occurs at a single location. Nerves in the torso, limbs and extremities may be affected. Common symptoms include pain, numbness and muscle weakness at the nerve site.
There are several different types of nerve compression syndromes, with each one affecting a different peripheral nerve.
Nerve compression syndrome is often caused by repetitive injuries. These injuries may occur in the workplace due to repeated movements related to your job duties. Accidents such as sprains, fractures and broken bones can also cause nerve compression syndrome.
Repetitive injuries, accidents and medical conditions may lead to reduced blood flow to the nerve, swelling in the nerve and surrounding structures, damage to the nerve’s insulation and structural changes in the nerve. All these changes harm the nerve’s ability to send and receive messages.
Groin Pain Due to Pinched Nerve?
Common symptoms of a pinched groin nerve include loss of sensation in the areas supplied by the nerve, causing numbness. Other signs could be weakness or loss of muscle strength in the affected area, especially when you walk or use the pelvic and groin muscles. It could be classic nerve pain if it feels like a “pins and needles” sensation. Abdominal nerve pain could be caused by injury from surgery or C-Section.
In addition, certain medical conditions can trigger this condition such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, high blood pressure, tumors and cysts, pregnancy or menopause, obesity and congenital (birth) defect neural disorders.
If your pain is so intense that it disrupts your daily activities, and you suspect it could be nerve-related, call one of our Specialists at Core Surgical for a consultation today.