Pinched Nerve What are pinched nerve? Also known as nerve entrapment, nerve compression occurs when there is direct pressure placed on a single nerve, causing numbness, weakness, and pain. What are the symptoms of pinched nerve? Symptoms include swelling, pressure, scarring, pain surrounding the nerve entrapment, lack of feeling, tingling, and weakness. How do we treat pinched nerve? We show you how to do various exercises that improve your flexibility and strengthen your muscles so that pressure can be taken off the impacted nerve and you can find relief from your pain.