Do you experience tingling sensations and numbness, it is usually related to nerve irritation or damage. When your nerve is irritated, it may be caused by either being pinched or trapped. Nerve pinching or impingement is a very common condition wherein the nerve in the spine is being compressed between two spinal vertebrae. An overgrowth of bone or a protruding disc may be pressing on the nerve. A trapped nerve is a nerve that adheres to the soft tissues that surrounds it which includes the fascia, ligaments, and muscles.