Do you feel pain in your neck that travels down your shoulder and arms, making it hard for you to lift things? Do you feel unexplained tingling sensations and numbness in your fingers? You might be experiencing pinched nerves (or radiculopathy).
Nerve pinching occurs when a bone, disc, or any other tissue compresses a nerve. Our chiropractors at Cape Coral Family Chiropractic in Cape Coral can locate pinched nerves and conduct spinal manipulations to relieve the pressure, inflammation, and ultimately the pain they cause.
What Is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve occurs when tissue like an enlarged bone or a group of tissues apply excessive pressure on a nerve. Any tissue that compresses a nerve can cause a pinched nerve. It could be a muscle, a tendon, ligament, or even cartilage.
A pinched nerve may occur anywhere in your body, from your spine to your wrist. The result of a pinched nerve is usually pain, numbness, or muscle weakness.
A pinched nerve may indicate an underlying condition like sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome. If the pain persists, it is crucial to see a spine specialist like a chiropractor.
What Causes Pinched Nerves
A pinched nerve happens when nerves are damaged by:
- Injury from accidents or repetitive activities, e.g., sports.
- Poor sitting, walking, or standing posture.
- Herniated disk.
- Bone spurs.
Symptoms of Pinched Nerves
The signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve include:
- Tingling sensations
- Pain in the affected area. It could be burning pain or sharp radiating pain.
- You feel like your arm or leg has “fallen asleep.”
- Muscle weakness.
Symptoms may be most apparent the moment you get out of bed or when lying down. If you notice such symptoms or can’t explain the pain in your neck or back, consult a chiropractor.
Why Chiropractic Care for Pinched Nerves?
Most cases of pinched nerves resolve with rest. When a pinched nerve causes pain that doesn’t recede in a few days, then it’s time to see a chiropractor.
A pinched nerve is treated by relieving the pressure on the nerve. This process starts with a physical examination. Your primary medical doctor may not be able to locate your pinched nerve, but a chiropractor will quickly locate it.
Chiropractors specialize in spinal manipulations, and relieving pressure in the nerves and joints is one of their primary responsibilities. Additionally, a medical doctor may recommend surgery to relieve a pinched nerve, which might not be necessary with effective chiropractic therapy.
If left untreated, pinched nerves may result in chronic pain and permanent nerve damage.
Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for pinched nerves that will not require any surgery or medications.
Schedule an Appointment at Cape Coral Family Chiropractic in Cape Coral, Florida for Pinched Nerve Treatment
You may not be able to locate the pinched nerve and relieve the pressure by yourself, but our chiropractors will do it effectively. If your neck pain or back pain does not resolve in a few days, walk into Cape Coral Family Chiropractic in Cape Coral, Florida, for a professional diagnosis and non-invasive and painless chiropractic therapy. Call us on (239) 574-8000 to schedule your appointment.