Pinched Nerve Remedies in Waterford, MI
A pinched nerve is an irritated, inflamed or compressed nerve in the body. Nerves extend from our spinal cord and brain, and so a pinched nerve will send warning signs that are serious and shouldn’t be ignored.
Damage from a compressed or pinched nerve can range from minor to severe, and increase in severity over time if not treated. In some cases, the nerve damage can be irreversible, leading to chronic pain. And so, when any warning signs are detected, it’s crucial to seek out chiropractic care.
There is good news. When diagnosed early, a pinched nerve and the pain and discomfort it causes can be reversed with chiropractic care.
What is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched or compressed nerve can happen at several sites in the body and occurs when a nerve becomes caught between ligaments, tendons, cartilage or bones. With too much pressure on the nerve, it becomes inflamed or irritated, resulting in common disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and thoracic outlet syndrome.
Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
Symptoms of a pinched nerve include numbness in the area, such as the hand, that’s supplied by the nerve; sharp or burning pain that might radiate outward; tingling or a feeling of pins and needles; weakness in the affected area; feeling that the foot or hand that is fed by the affected nerve has fallen asleep.
Treatment of a Pinched Nerve
Chiropractors are trained in nervous system problems, and so pinched nerve remedies usually include chiropractic care, particularly when diagnosed early and combined with other therapies such as specific exercises and stretches.
Pinched nerve remedies will begin with an examination of the spine to determine any misaligned vertebrae. A pinched nerve in the cervical spine, which includes the seven vertebrae that run from the base of the skull down the neck, for example, will be felt in the shoulder, down the arm and sometimes into the fingers.
Chiropractic treatment will involve spinal manipulations or adjustments to gently put the vertebra back into proper position, alleviating pressure on the nerve.
Once any nerve impingement is alleviated, the pain and other symptoms will be alleviated.
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