What are the Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve and How Can I Fix It? A pinched nerve can become serious, causing chronic pain, or even lead to permanent nerve damage. Fluid and swelling can do irreversible damage to the nerves, so be sure to contact your provider if your symptoms worsen or don’t improve after several days. What causes a pinched nerve? Some conditions can cause tissue or bone to compress a nerve and cause symptoms. These include: Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation in the...

read more