Pinched nerve pain from any cause is unmistakable, and the lifestyle disruptions it can cause make prompt diagnosis and treatment necessary.
While the shooting, sharp pain of a pinched nerve is the primary symptom of the injury, its related life style changes are equally disrupting. You may experience numbness, tingling, burning and weakness. These can be so severe that they limit the functional use of affected limbs and mobility as a whole. The pain is often worst at night time, making sleep difficult. Surrounding structures such as bone, muscle or soft tissues may put pressure on your nerves causing the condition. First and foremost, a proper diagnosis is required as there are many causes of pinched nerves. Once established, a proper treatment regimen is needed to reduce inflammation of the nerve and establish mobility again. If a nerve is compressed for too long it can cause permanent damage.
Our chiropractic workup thoroughly examines your spine to correctly diagnose any pinched nerve that may be from a nerve root compression. Treatment may be as simple as realignment with massage and soft tissue treatments. As with any of our treatments we strive to treat our patients quickly and completely so that they can return to an active lifestyle outside of the chiropractic office. If necessary we are happy to refer to another healthcare practitioner or become part of your healthcare team. To schedule a consultation, please contact us.