nerve compression

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Noun1.nerve compression - harmful pressure on a nerve (especially in nerves that pass over rigid prominences); causes nerve damage and muscle weakness
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
nerve entrapment - repeated and long-term nerve compression (usually in nerves near joints that are subject to inflammation or swelling)
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When the muscles fatigue, they begin to tighten, which can cause nerve compression and blood vessel compression."
According to the suit, Kurosawa had surgery on her right hand at the hospital in November 1998 to alleviate numbness in her hand, which had been diagnosed as being caused by nerve compression.
PADMA 28 is a herbal preparation used as a cure-all for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - nerve compression in the wrist - and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
If you have a spinal fracture, you could end up with permanent lower back pain or sciatica because of nerve compression. You lose height, which leads to a loss of self-esteem so you're not as likely to spend time outdoors or to be as active or social as you used to be.
Unfortunately, there are no reliable able tests to distinguish median nerve compression from such things as arthritis, bursitis, and a host of other conditions that can produce similar symptoms.
Last Friday, Mr Obado filed a second application seeking to be released on bond, saying he has suffered a severe back problem known as nerve compression with disc lesion on the lumber spine since 2013, and it has aggravated after he was remanded.
Patients may complain of symptoms related to nerve compression following hand and forearm injuries with soft tissue edema.
Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow and heterotopic ossification: a report of five cases.
Opener Solomon Mire, who retired on 22 and needed treatment for swelling and blurred vision with mild nerve compression in his right eye after Kemar Roach's bouncer was stuck between the top of his helmet and grill, returned in the 42nd over at the score of 234 for five to hit a quick-fire 45 with three fours and two sixes as Zimbabwe collected 132 runs in the last 20 overs, including 63 off the last 10 overs.
reported two cases of contralateral femoral nerve compression after extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF).
Nerve conduction and EMG studies had suggested ulnar nerve compression at the right elbow.