We see patients that come to our office saying they have been diagnosed with a pinched nerve, or feel they have a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve can show itself through many ways. In each case, there is something wrong, and the nerve is irritated, being compressed from inflammation, or being pinched by the vertebrae. A pinched nerve can occur anywhere in the spine and any joint throughout the body.
Pain in Various Places
Headaches or migraines
A pinched nerve can make someone less mobile, it may also cause them to have trouble sitting for long periods of time, and then have trouble standing from being in that position. A pinched nerve can also cause someone to have problems bending, and even sleeping certain ways. An irritated or pinched nerve can cause muscle spasms on top of pain. Because the nerves control the body by sending signals to the internal organs and muscles, when someone has a pinched nerve their body can’t communicate and heal itself, this can lead to other health problems.
..."I think I have a pinched nerve, but how did I get a pinched nerve?”
Well, there’s a couple possible reasons.
It’s important to understand that anyone of these causes of a pinched nerve are typically silent in nature during the early stages of progression. Many people have no symptoms during the early stages and that’s why it’s important to regularly visit your chiropractor in order to determine the health of your spine. Pinched nerves can result from any combination of causes, they can even all happen simultaneously.
Chiropractic care for a pinched nerve includes re-aligning the spine to get you back to optimal health. There are so many stress factors that take place that can cause a pinched nerve, and chiropractors specialize in reducing that stress to treat pinched nerves as well as prevent them.
Chiropractic care is a healthy, natural, and conservative approach to allow your body to heal. With chiropractic, you won’t be put through unnecessary surgeries or be put on harmful medications. Through gentle adjustements, chiropractic lets your body do it’s job. Your body wants to heal itself, you just have to let it.