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Pinched Nerves and Chiropractic

neck and lower back pain

A pinched nerve can be felt in your neck or back, and it can lead to other symptoms into your hands or feet.

Oftentimes, a pinch nerve is described as sharp, burning, numbing or tingling in nature. It is possible to have a pinched nerve in your neck, causing pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, headaches, blurry vision, and this can lead to numbness into your hand or tingling down in your arm into your hand.

It is possible to have a pinched nerve in your low back as well. The pinched nerve can cause a sharp pain, making it difficult to sit, move, sleep, walk, and numbness down your leg and into your feet.

The goal of Chiropractic is to address the spine and to look for any bones out of alignment that can be pinching a nerve coming out from your neck, back, or anywhere along your spine. If you have numbness or tingling into your hands or feet, this too can be from a pinched nerve because a pinched nerve can cause symptoms of carpal tunnel or sciatica which are described as radiating, numbing, pain.

Symptoms Of a pinched nerve in your neck or back:

  • Neck, mid back, and or low back pain
  • hands or feet that “fall asleep” or feel numb
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain radiating down their arm or leg
  • Numbness, tingling, or burning sensation into the face, into the arms, legs, fingers, or toes

How can chiropractic care help a pinched nerve?

  • Address the cause of the problem, looking specifically where the nerve is being pinched vs. addressing the symptom only.
  • Specific testing can help determine exactly where the pinch nerve is.
  • Adjusting and moving the bone into place takes pressure off of the nerve to help the body get out of pain and this can help other symptoms of tingling, burning, and radiating pain.
  • The idea with chiropractic is to be consistent as it does take time to get the spine to stay in its proper position. However, over time the body will heal when the pressure is taken off of the pinched nerve and this usually from spinal misalignment.
  • Call Dr. Brenda to find out how she may be able to help you or your loved one if you are experiencing a pinched nerve in your neck, back, or anywhere along your spine.

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