Pinched nerve due to herniated disk Pinched nerve due to herniated disk A herniated disk in your lower spine may "pinch" a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg sciatica. Pinched median nerve Pinched median nerve A pinched median nerve in your wrist can lead to pain, numbness and weakness in your hand and fingers carpal tunnel syndrome. A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve's function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.
I was a happy, healthy, 25 year old who enjoyed the outdoors, staying active, going to concerts and hanging with my friends and family. I was experiencing odd changes with my body like my hearing being clogged and also a sporadic numbness on the right side of my face. I had read that the numbness could be the result of a pinched nerve so I made an appointment with a chiropractor to take a look. At my appointment, a few flags were raised because of how stiff my neck was and also the facial numbness.