Pinched nerve is defined as a misalignment of the spine that leads to pressure on the nerve that causes pain and irritation. The condition occurs when the nerve that runs along the back vertebrae is compressed, stretched or constricted due to an injury, trauma to the spine, fall or bone spur. The common symptoms of pinched nerve are a tingling feeling in hands, legs, shoulders, back, feet, and neck along with soreness, pain in neck and back, numbness and a burning sensation. A chiropractor can offer effective treatment for the nerve by focusing on spinal adjustments and promoting the healing process.
Depending upon the extent of misalignment of the vertebrae, the Pinched Nerve can be mild to severe. Due to the misalignments, the nerves fail to carry the impulses and thus, communicate with the body cells, tissues and organs. This causes pain and the patient feels discomfort. The neck and back nerves are more susceptible to misalignment and become pinched easily because of routine movements including walking, standing, twisting the body, turning and wrong posture.
Chiropractic Care is very helpful in treating a Pinched Nerve as a chiropractor usually examines the entire body and manipulates the spine. The pain can be in the legs, shoulders, neck or hands, whereas the injury is in the back. Chiropractic care works for the improvement of the overall well being of the patient and resolve all the issues that may be the cause of the Pinched Nerve. The chiropractor questions about the medical history of the patient and the activities that may have caused back trauma.
Certain orthopedic, spinal, kinesiological, neurological and physical examinations are conducted to determine the precise location of the Pinched Nerve. The patient is also prescribed certain laboratory tests for proper diagnosis. Once the cause is determined, the chiropractor chalks out a spinal pattern where spinal adjustments are made. For treating a Pinched Nerve caused by trauma, a mix of treatments is used.
The chiropractor works to reduce constriction of the nerve and relaxes the tight muscles in the affected area. The treatment reduces the inflammation and pain and the chiropractor adjusts the spinal cord by using hands and applies direct pressure to the Pinched Nerve. The practitioner works on several pressure points by moving his hands in precise directions. The patient may need to visit the chiropractic care a number of times for getting the desired results.
You can consult the chiropractor at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness for effective diagnosis and treatment. The clinic is located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548. You can also call at (254) 698-1600 to schedule an apointment.