A pinched nerve can create pain, and a family chiropractor can help reduce or eliminate it through chiropractic care. When extra pressure is placed on a nerve it becomes “pinched”. This can happen anywhere in the body but it most often occurs in the back or neck.
When a nerve becomes pinched in the back it is likely caused by bones, tendons, muscles or cartilage that has potentially moved out of place or become swollen. A nerve can also become compressed due to repetitive motion, sleeping on it wrong, or keeping that part of the body in the same position for too long. Chiropractic adjustments can align everything so that pressure on the nerve is released.
There are several signs that your nerve may be pinched and our family chiropractor, Dr. Brill, can help identify them. If you have any of these symptoms, call our office and schedule an appointment.
- Sharp or burning pain in the arms or legs
- Jolts of pain when turning or twisting your back
- Numbness in your arms or legs
- Severe shoulder, hip, or buttocks pain
- Pain in the jaw or face
- Headaches that seem unrelated to anything else
The longer a nerve is pinched the more problems it can create. In addition to being painful, the protective barrier around the nerve can start to deteriorate and breakdown. This can lead to fluid building up along with swelling, scarring, and additional pressure. Other conditions may also be created like tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome. By visiting the chiropractor right away, you can begin treatments to address the problem before it becomes severe or creates additional health issues.
One of the main benefits of chiropractic care is that it addresses the cause of your pain, discomfort, lack of movement, and other symptoms. Rather than trying to mask the problem with pain relievers, a family chiropractor works to solve the problem so that it stops completely. When you read about a pinched nerve, using narcotics is a common suggestion for relieving the pain. The problem is that if you simply address the symptoms the actual condition remains, and the problem can become worse. This is not an ideal solution for long term health.
Dr. Brill is committed to helping his patients live long and healthy lives without restriction. In order to do this he provides comprehensive chiropractic care and evaluates the entire body. By reviewing how things are working together, he can locate the cause of pain or discomfort. He can even help patients feel better that are suffering from other types of health conditions in areas like their intestines. The body is intricate with everything being assigned a certain job. When every aspect of the body is working properly and in unison, a person will feel healthy and pain free. As a family chiropractor, Dr. Brill helps make this a reality.
If you want sound medical advice and real solutions, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Brill today.