Pinched Nerve Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Pinched nerves can occur for a number of reasons, but all pinched nerves have one thing in common: they're uncomfortable. At Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center, serving Fresno and Clovis, our chiropractor is experienced in providing pinched nerve relief.
Causes of Pinched Nerves
The human body is filled with nerves that work to relay information from the body to the brain. When these nerves become compressed or pinched by tendons, muscles, bones, or other body tissue, the nerve struggles to work correctly.
There are many different factors that can lead to a pinched nerve, including injury, arthritis, exercise, obesity, and genetic factors. Sometimes, pinched nerves occur for seemingly no reason at all. Something as simple as an old mattress can cause a pinched nerve over time.
Symptoms of Pinched Nerves
Symptoms of a pinched nerve vary from person to person, and many people find that symptoms become worse at night. Pinched nerve symptoms may include numbness, weakness, tingling, a burning pain, or the feeling that the affected area has fallen asleep. Movement of the affected area may cause the pain to intensify.
Chiropractic Treatment for Pinched Nerves
While pinched nerves can be very uncomfortable, they are treatable. When you come in for your first appointment, our chiropractor will talk with you about your pinched nerve symptoms. We'll identify the cause of your pinched nerve and use chiropractic treatments to alleviate the pressure on the nerve. Spinal adjustments are helpful for many people with pinched nerves. A chiropractic spinal adjustment aligns your spine, and can correct the placement of vertebrae and spinal discs that may have been pressing on or pinching nerves. If inflammation of muscle tissue is to blame for your pinched nerve, massage therapy, as well as hot and cold therapy, can work to reduce inflammation and relieve your symptoms.
After we discover the cause of your pinched nerve, we'll talk with you about lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the chance of the problem occurring again. Regular chiropractic care is a great way to protect yourself from pinched nerves. Many people find relief from pinched nerve pain after their first chiropractic visit, but it's important that you continue chiropractic care for the entire duration of your treatment plan so that the cause of the problem is fully corrected.
Call Our Fresno & Clovis Chiropractor
If you think you may have a pinched nerve, it's important to seek chiropractic care. Call our Fresno/ Clovis office, Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center, to schedule an appointment today.