What Is Nerve Compression Syndrome?

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2. Prevalence

Some types of nerve compression syndrome occur more frequently than others. In the upper extremity, the most common type is carpal tunnel syndrome, followed by cubital tunnel syndrome. In the general population, carpal tunnel syndrome affects approximately 3% of all people. However, in an industrial setting, that number increases to 15%.

In the lower extremities, sciatica is one of the most common nerve compression syndromes, if not the most common. In a single year, up to 5% of the population may experience sciatica symptoms. Over a lifetime, that figure increases to between 13% to 40% of all people.

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