Your nervous system connects your brain and spinal column to the rest of your body and is responsible for transmitting messages throughout. A pinched nerve occurs when there is pressure on a nerve caused by:
- Repetitive motions
- Holding your body in one position for a long time
- Traumatic injury
The earlier you get diagnosis of a pinched nerve, the sooner you will find relief and the less risk there is of lasting damage. If you do become diagnosed of a pinched nerve, you may find relief from chiropractic services.
Main Types of Pinched Nerve
- Cervical Radiculopathy – a compressed nerve in the neck, which causes, weakness, numbness or pain from the neck to the chest or arm.
- Lumbar Radiculopathy – a diseased nerve root located in the lower back (lumbar spine).
- Sciatica – pain or numbness which radiates from the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the legs.
- Thoracic Radiculopathy – a disease rooting the nerve in the middle back (thoracic spine). This condition is rare.
Chiropractic Therapy for a Pinched Nerve
If you are suffering of a pinched nerve, you may find relief from chiropractic therapy. If resting alone doesn’t help relieve the symptoms of a pinched nerve, you can consider chiropractic care. On your first visit to your chiropractor, they will conduct a complete consultation that will include discussing your medical history and performing a full physical examination. Once the chiropractor has discovered the underlying cause of your discomfort, they will explain the recommended treatment for your pinched nerve. This may include a combination of gentle manual chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy and nutritional therapy.
Are you tired of putting up with the discomfort of a pinched nerve? Talk to our experts at Taylor Chiropractic to find out more about our integrative services including: digital x-rays, chiropractic, pain management, postural exercises, massage therapy, rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling.