The PharmaCompoundia Nerve Compression Cream
Nerve compression syndrome or compression neuropathy, also known as entrapment neuropathy, is a medical condition caused by direct pressure on a single nerve. It is known colloquially as a trapped nerve, though this may also refer to nerve root compression (by a herniated disc, for example). Its symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness. The symptoms affect just one particular part of the body, depending on which nerve is affected. Nerve conduction studies help to confirm the diagnosis. In some cases, surgery may help to relieve the pressure on the nerve, but this does not always relieve all the symptoms.
A nerve may be compressed by prolonged or repeated external force, such as sitting with one’s arm over the back of a chair (radial nerve), frequently resting one’s elbows on a table (ulnar nerve), or an ill-fitting cast or brace on the leg (peroneal nerve).
Part of the patient’s own body can cause the compression, and the term entrapment neuropathy is used particularly in this situation. The offending structure may be a well-defined lesion such as a tumor (for example a lipoma, neurofibroma or metastasis), a ganglion cyst or a hematoma. Alternatively, there may be expansion of the tissues around a nerve in a space where there is little room for this to occur, as is often the case in carpal tunnel syndrome. This may be due to weight gain or peripheral edema (especially in pregnancy), or to a specific condition such as acromegaly, hypothyroidism or scleroderma and psoriasis.
Some conditions cause nerves to be particularly susceptible to compression. These include diabetes, in which the blood supply to the nerves is already compromised, rendering the nerve more sensitive to minor degrees of compression. The genetic condition HNPP is a much rarer cause.
The causes of each particular syndrome are discussed on the relevant pages, listed at this link: Compression Nerve Sydrome
The PharmaCompoundia compounds a number of topical nerve compression pain creams Your healthcare provider can prescribe for you this compound in varying strengths that would be most suited for your particular condition. Please consult your doctor today or call us if you have any questions about this compound.