Pinched Nerves

 
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A pinched nerve occurs when there is pressure on a nerve. The pressure may be the result of repetitive motions, trauma or it may happen from holding your body in one position for long periods, such as sleeping awkwardly or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
Nerve compression often occurs when there are bulging discs or swelling around the joints. Other sources of nerve entrapment may include ligament thickening, scar tissue/post surgical adhesions, arthritic bone spurs, stenosis (narrowing of spinal canals) and tendinopathy (tendon disorders).
 
Inflammation or pressure on a nerve root exiting the spine may cause neck pain, low back pain or radiating pain into the arms or legs. This can include numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in the affected arms or legs. A common pinched nerve we see often is Sciatica. Sciatica is characterized by pain down the back of the leg which can include numbness, tingling, or weakness.
We offer a variety of treatment options to help with pinched nerves and Sciatica. Chiropractic adjustments can lessen the pressure on the discs, nerve glides and nerve flossing can release the pressure on the nerves, and electrical stimulation can help relax the affected muscles and reduce any muscle tightness or spasms.
If you think you may have a pinched nerve or have been diagnosed with one give us a call today.
The sooner you call, the sooner we can help!