Chiropractic Treatment For Pinched Nerves
Did you know that something as simple as a pinched nerve can lead to a host of symptoms that can be debilitating? A scary, yet unnerving feeling, when you have a compressed nerve, it can send referred pain and numbness to just about anywhere in the body and cause great concern. Although not the first place that you would think to go for nondescript and numbing pain, chiropractic care is the best treatment for pinched nerve pain.
A pinched nerve can come on both slowly or gradually, but, in both cases, be so severe that treatment options with opioids, which is the traditional course, do nothing to tackle the pain, or the condition itself. Symptoms of a pinched nerve can include:
- Radiating pain
- Numbness in the extremities
- Muscle tension or fatigue
What are nerves?
Nerves are like little messengers around the body that provide feedback to the brain about what is happening. They send signals through the spinal cord to the brain in the form of sensations such as pain, tingling, or numbness. Their purpose is to alert the brain to respond. A nerve is like a message system constantly providing the brain, via the spinal cord, information with the use of electro-chemical impulses.
Some nerves are wrapped in a bundle of other substances such as blood vessels, lymphatics, or even connective tissue. These types of nerves are labeled NAV. They are the kinds of nerves that supply the body and organs with nutrients as well as send messages to the brain.
What is a pinched nerve?
A pinched nerve is when a nerve is being compressed in the body somewhere. Nerves run throughout the body along pathways and a pinched nerve can lie anywhere in the chain. Sometimes these pathways can be obstructed, such as a herniated disk, causing a nerve to be compressed within the bone. That will send pain signals that can be radiating or even, in extreme cases, cause feeling to be “cut off,” which results in numbness, neuropathy, and even muscle weakness.
When nerves such as NAV are compressed, it can lead to a condition where the organs that they feed with nutrients are starved of the essentials for survival. If the nerve supplies muscles with nutrients, it is possible for you to not only lose feeling in the muscle but to lose the ability to move it.
How do chiropractors fix pinched nerves?
The way that a chiropractor repairs a pinched nerve is through bone and muscle manipulation. Imagine that you have a kink in a garden hose because a tire truck is stuck on it. If you move the tire, the water can flow normally again. That is what a chiropractor seeks to do. Through the manipulation of the skeletal system, they can free the pinched nerve from being compressed, and the nerve can perform its job again, and in some cases, supply the organ or muscle with the much-needed nutrients missing. Often, it takes only one manipulation of the spine to release a nerve and provide the patient with relief instantaneously.
A trip to Raleigh Specific Chiropractic has found hundreds sciatica sufferers and pain sensitive patients relief, rendering traditional pharmaceutical therapy no longer necessary. We just may be able to do the same for you, call today for an evaluation (919) 846-7004.