Pinched Nerve Treatment
One common problem often seen in the chiropractor’s office is pinched nerves. Pinched nerves can be a painful and irritating problem which can take away from your quality of life. Advanced Chiropractic serving Klamath Falls OR brings together state of the art diagnostics with traditional chiropractic therapy to address the pain of pinched nerves. Keep reading to find out how we can help you with this painful condition.
What is a Pinched Nerve?
Pinched nerves are often caused by excessive pressure applied to a nerve. The pressure often comes from muscles, bones, tendons or cartilage. When this pressure is applied to the nerve for long periods of time it can begin to disrupt the nerve’s functionality. The pinched nerve will cause several symptoms including pain, a numb feeling, tingling and weakness in the extremities.
In some cases, a herniated disc in the spine can also put pressure on nerve roots. This will cause extreme pain and discomfort. Pinched nerves in the wrist are often referred to as carpel tunnel.
Why are Pinched Nerves Difficult to Treat?
The difficulty in treating a pinched nerve often lies in diagnosing exactly where the pain is coming from. Once a nerve is pinched, the pain you experience can be felt in many areas. Nerve pain can radiate from the site of the pinched nerve and travel to other areas of the body. The part of the body in which you are feeling the pain, may not necessarily be the area in which the actual pinched nerve is located.
A good chiropractor will be able to pinpoint approximately where the pinched nerve is located through the knowledge of how nerves are laid out in the body.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
A chiropractor will be able to offer you pain relief through several different types of chiropractic treatment. Pinched nerves are often first treated by resting the area in which the pinched nerve is located. Once the area has had a chance to rest to allow the inflammation to decrease, your chiropractor can begin to treat the area with stretching exercises. If the pinched nerve has been caused by surrounding muscles or tendons, your doctor can work to relieve the tension in these areas so that pressure on the nerve will be relieved.
What Are Some Pinched Nerve Symptoms?
Pinched nerves often manifest in many ways. The types of symptoms you experience will be greatly dependent on the location of the pinched nerve. Some common symptoms are: sharp radiating pain, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, pain down the arms or legs and numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes.
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