Chiropractor for Pinched Nerve in Waterford, MI
Pinched nerves can cause shooting pains that debilitate the sufferer. These pains can occur throughout the body, but the most common pinched nerves are the sciatic nerve in the lower back and the carpal nerve in the wrist. Pinched nerves can also occur in the knee, elbow, shoulder, neck, or upper back.
Sciatica can cause shooting pains through the hips and down the legs. Carpal tunnel brings searing pain in the hand and wrist. A pinched nerve in the upper back can cause pain, tingling, and numbness.
What Causes A Pinched Nerve?
The body is made up of joints, ligaments, bones, muscles, nerves, and cartilage.
When injury or illness occurs, it can affect the balance between these parts. Misalignment of the joints, swollen cartilage, and pulled ligaments can put pressure on surrounding nerves.
A number of factors can cause this misalignment.
• Athletic injury
• Repetitive motion
• Weight gain
Athletic injury and repetitive motion such as those associated with tennis, golf, or even assembly line work, can strain muscles and ligaments. This leads to swelling and pressure. Repetitive wrist movements often cause carpal tunnel syndrome.
Arthritis in the joints is another common culprit for pinched nerves. Over time, calcium build up associated with arthritis leads to bone spurs. These spurs pinch nearby nerves and cause numbness, tingling, and pain.
Weight gain, including the weight gain associated with pregnancy, can also put pressure on surrounding nerves.
How Can I Get Relief?
Finding relief for a pinched nerve is possible. Getting adequate rest for the affected area can help naturally reduce swelling. Maintaining a healthy weight and practicing good posture can also help.
Working with a chiropractor for a pinched nerve is also a proven method of relief.
A chiropractor can offer gentle joint manipulation that will relieve pressure, reduce swelling, and dissipate pain to the surrounding nerve tissue.