Don’t Let Injuries Hold You Back
Pinched nerves can become a major problem without proper care. From pain relief to recovery treatment, our chiropractors will help you out in a pinch.
An aching back, or stiff neck, or leg pain, maybe a sign of a pinched nerve. A pinched or compressed nerve is sometimes caused by a herniated disk that can slip out between vertebrae, which presses on the spinal nerve causing leg pain or numbness. Most pinched nerves originate in the neck, middle, or lower back. Pinched nerves can also happen in the hand, wrist, or elbow (tendon inflammation on the median nerve in our arms).
Pinched Nerve Symptoms
Having a pinched nerve can cause the following symptoms:
- Muscle weakness
- Radiating or stabbing pain
- Pins and needles, or falling asleep sensation
- Numbness or decreased sensation near the nerve
Anyone can experience a pinched nerve but they are more common in people over 50 years of age. Pinched or compressed nerves are sometimes caused by degeneration of the spine or arthritis.
Ignoring a pinched nerve can lead to chronic pain and nerve damage. Try to avoid or reduce swelling, which can do irreversible damage to nerves.
Compressed Nerve Causes
Natural aging leads to the deterioration of the spine and its discs. As your spinal discs age, they lose moisture and can compress. As your vertebrae move closer together from
compression, the body form bone growth which can compress nerves further.
Work tasks or other repetitive actions like keyboard or mouse use, gaming, and other hand use can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Generally, ergonomic desk setups can help reduce this strain. However, that is preventative rather than restorative.
Diabetes, Pregnancy, and excess weight can also be contributing factors to pinched nerves.
Pinched Nerves Treatment
Spinal Decompression uses traction to gently stretch the spine. Overall, this helps to change position, and move pressure off of herniated or bulging discs.
The spinal decompression movement also helps increase circulation from movement, which re-oxygenates and recirculates fluids in the affected areas.
If you are having tingling sensations, pain, or numbness, contact our office and we’ll give you a thorough examination and suggest the appropriate treatment for your condition. Contact us, or call to set an appointment.