Chiropractic Care for Pinched Nerves
By Sara Butler
Pinched nerves are no fun to deal with at all. Chiropractors see their fair share of people seeking relief from pinched nerves and it has a few causes. Here’s what you need to know about pinched nerves, how you get them, and what your chiropractor can do in order to help you find relief.
What Causes Pinched Nerves?
Your nerves extend from your spinal cord to the rest of your body, sending and receiving messages from all parts of the body along the way. When a nerve becomes compressed, then the body uses pain as a warning sign that something isn’t right along the path.
Compressed nerves are also called pinched nerves and can result from injuries, including repetitive motion injuries. Some spots that the nerves travel through don’t have a lot of protection and compression in these places can cause significant pain.
Many people experience pinched nerves at the nerve root along the spine. That’s because there’s not a lot of space for a nerve to travel through in this area and when a spinal disc bulges or herniates, then compression and pain can result, traveling along the affected nerve pathway.
Symptoms to Watch For
There are many symptoms associated with compressed nerves – pain isn’t the only indicator! Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Radiating pain, such as sciatica
- Pain, usually in the neck or lower back
- Tingling or numbness
- Burning sensations
- Weakness in affected limbs
How Pinched Nerves are Treated
You can take medication to help you deal with the pain, but that won’t help to address the underlying problem. At The Joint Chiropractic, the focus is on eliminating the root of the issue and get you back to good health. The chiropractor will evaluate your symptoms and use spinal manipulation to help give you relief. You may be surprised how eliminating joint dysfunction and restriction can help eliminate the underlying issue. The goal isn’t just to manage pain, but to improve your overall wellness and health.
If you think you may be experiencing pain or other symptoms related to a pinched nerve, have it evaluated by professionals at The Joint Chiropractic as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more complicated the problem may become. You don’t have to live with pain, so let the experts at The Joint Chiropractic help you.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.