A “pinched” nerve is caused when a nerve becomes compressed and cannot function properly, causing pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness. Our nerves extend down the spinal column from the brain, and send messages throughout our bodies. Nerves can become compressed or pinched as a result of poor posture, performing repetitive motions like typing, lifting heavy items, reaching for something in an awkward way, or from holding your body in a static position for long periods of time. Pain may be the only symptom of nerve compression, but you may also experience a burning sensation, weakness, or a “pins and needles” sensation.
A pinched nerve can cause minor, moderate, or severe pain, and can result in temporary or long-term, lasting problems. Early diagnosis and treatment is the best way to find relief quickly and prevent permanent damage. If you have a pinched nerve in your neck, you may experience radiating pain that extends into your shoulder and arm. Sciatic nerve pain can radiate from your lower back into your leg and foot.
Pain, lack of sleep, limited range of motion, numbness, and weakness due to a pinched nerve are not comfortable symptoms to live with and try to function with daily. Treatment for a pinched nerve will vary, depending on the severity of the problem. Nothing takes care of itself, and failure to get to the root cause of pain resulting from a pinched nerve will do nothing but delay relief. Effective pinched nerve treatment can be found at a professional chiropractor’s office like 100% Chiropractic, where various techniques can be employed to relieve nerve compression and allow nerves to function properly.
For more information on how to receive chiropractic care for a pinched nerve, or if you or a loved one are seeking pinched nerve treatment from a professional, caring chiropractor and staff who always give 100%, contact 100% Chiropractic in Castle Rock, Colorado at (303) 663-3841 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to assisting you along your journey to health and wellness.