At Spine Wellness Center we specialize in pinched nerve treatment which is prescribed for your specific condition after performing necessary tests and careful evaluation.
A pinched nerve happens when there is increased pressure by the surrounding tissue to a peripheral nerve (the nerve that runs outside the brain and spinal cord) or any nerve where the pain is felt. If the pinch is excessive, the pressure will impede the function of the affected nerve. Weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation are common pains arising from a pinched nerve.
Herniated or bulging disc can cause pressure on the tissue surrounding the nerve. It can be a cartilage or bone that compresses the nerve. In some cases, it could be the tendons or muscles that cause the pain. With a pinched nerve, the nerve itself fails to send a message to the muscle to perform its function. Weak muscles could be a result of a pinched nerve.
Pinched nerve is mostly associated with back and neck pain, though it can happen in your wrists, legs, or elbows. Too much pressure on these areas affect the nerve function in that area, causing the muscles to numb and be sore.
Signs and Symptoms
One of the most obvious symptoms is a tingling sensation or numbness. For example, if you work prolonged hours typing on a computer, you may suffer from carpal tunnel, a pain associated with weakness and numbness of the muscles in the wrist. Though the pain is not permanent, the pain returns while typing. The pain can be burning or some form of electrical shock. The pinched nerve that affects the bones and muscles may become weak if not given immediate or proper concern.
Take a look at these areas; you could have a pinched nerve in any of them or a combination of them:
- Sciatic nerve—pain from lower back down to the hips and legs
- Cervical spine—pain in the neck area, affecting arms and shoulder blades
- Carpal tunnel—pain in the wrist
- Peroneal nerve—pain found in the legs due to habitual sitting with crossed legs
- Ulnar nerve—pain felt around the elbow due to prolonged leaning
The causes of pinched nerve may come from several health conditions:
- Injuries from sports or accidents
- Overweight or obesity
The nerves play a crucial role in order for the body to function well. Nerves transmit messages coming from the brain to the rest of the body. This process halts when there is pressure in any of the areas described. If the pinched nerve has not been corrected, the pain becomes chronic and it could cause permanent nerve damage.
Common Courses of Treatment:
Many times pinched nerve treatment will start with oral medications such as NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Physical therapy can be prescribed for stretching and strengthening the muscles. After a period of time, if there is still no relief the next step could be Steroid Injections to reduce inflammation in the area. Chiropractic care can help with pinched nerves to correct misalignments and to put body back to its center of gravity reducing inflammation. Non Surgical Spinal Decompression can help if the pinched nerve is due to a herniated or bulging disc.
Spine Wellness Center Pinched Nerve Treatment
At Spine Wellness Center, we will evaluate your neck and body with range of motion, muscle tests and x-rays. With the results from the performed tests the Doctor will put together a treatment plan for your specific needs. NUCCA Chiropractic care is a gentle form of chiropractic that its purpose helps to bring the head and neck back to its center of gravity or its y-axis.
At times after testing and x-rays, the doctor may decide that you need more advanced treatment than just NUCCA Chiropractic care such as Non Surgical Spinal Decompression. If the doctor decides you are a candidate for the Non Surgical Spinal Decompression be sure to know that we have the DRX9000 right in our office to optimize the treatment that is best for you.
NUCCA chiropractic care and the DRX9000 (non-surgical spinal decompression) are both non-invasive treatments that are continually getting results.
As a general rule in healthcare, prevention is better than a cure. Go to Spine Wellness Center and let our health professionals check your pinched nerve condition. Our advanced, non-surgical method of correcting pinched nerves is state-of-the art.