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Nothing Good Comes From a Pinched Nerve

By Donna Stark

A pinch of this or a pinch of that always sounds good when you are in the kitchen, but not all pinches bring us tasty little treats. In fact, there is nothing sweet about the pinches in your body, and if you are suffering from a pinched nerve, you know the pain that accompanies it can leave a seriously awful taste in your mouth. It's time to stop sitting around and hoping the "pinched-nerve taste" will disappear. Be proactive and see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic instead!

What Is a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve occurs when a nerve is compressed, or when the surrounding tissue is placing too much pressure on it. It disrupts the nerve's function, it's painful, and it may cause a host of other health issues down the road. It is not something that you should ignore, so keep an eye out for the warning signs. Here are some of the most common symptoms below.

  • Numbness in the area
  • Sharp, aching, or burning pain
  • Tingling (pins and needles feeling)
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Muscle weakness and stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion

What Causes Pinched Nerves?

Pinched nerves can be caused by many different things, but the most common are medical conditions and specific movements we make with our bodies. Take a look at a few of them below so that you can be more aware in the future.

  • Habitually crossing legs
  • Poor posture and alignment
  • Repetitive activities (typing and using certain tools)
  • Poor support during sleep
  • Weight gain
  • Inflammation related to conditions like arthritis and tendonitis
  • Spinal disc issues
  • Pregnancy

Getting the Help You Need

You can avoid the risk of chronic pain and permanent nerve damage by seeing your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic as soon as the first symptom starts. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective approach to treating pinched nerves and alleviating your pain. In addition, it's the best way to naturally improve your overall health and wellness! With precise adjustments that target the underlying source of your pain, your local chiropractors can deliver quick relief and long-lasting results. And let's be honest ... there is nothing sweeter than that!

So, come on in today! With more than 500 locations nationwide, daily hours, and no appointment or referrals required, finding the relief your body is screaming for couldn't be any easier. It's so easy, in fact, that you may even need to pinch yourself to believe it!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arvada, Colo.

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