Category Archives: Compressed Nerve

Can a Vertebra Collapse? Fort Worth TX

Can a Vertebra Collapse?

It may seem virtually impossible that a person could have one of his or her vertebrae collapse, but it can happen. This is called a compression fracture. The usual cause is osteoporosis, which thins and weakens the bones. At DFW Center for Spinal Disorders, we diagnose and treat these types of fractures all the time. […]


Compressed Nerve

What is a Pinched Nerve?

The human body has nerves extending from the brain and spinal cord outward. Those beyond the brain and spinal cord are known as peripheral nerves. A “pinched nerve” is the name given to the uncomfortable sensation, pain, or numbness caused when pressure leads to irritation or damage to a peripheral nerve. Just about any nerve […]


The Pain that is a Pinched Nerve

Your nerves make up a network that extends from your brain and spinal cord. Their messages indicate sensations such as pain so that you cease the behavior or look to address the causes of the pain. When a nerve is compressed, you can think of it as being “pinched, holding” and your body sends out […]


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