Sunday, July 5, 2015

So...What really is a pinched nerve?

We use the term pinched nerve so often but what is really happening?  Calling it a pinched nerve is actually a pretty accurate diagnosis.  Here are a few pictures from The Atlas of Human Anatomy 4th edition by Frank Netter, MD.  As you can see, in the body, nerves travel through tiny nerve tunnels in the muscles.  


Nerves also travel between adjacent muscles as you can see in this picture below.