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Chiropractic Solutions for Pinched Nerves

March 1st, 2016

Chiropractic Solutions for Pinched Nerves

What is a pinched nerve?

A pinched nerve is usually – though not always – the result of bad habits. The real cause of this often-painful condition is normally either a bone pressing against a nerve or a muscle interfering with the nerve’s ability to function correctly. Due to today’s often-sedentary lifestyle, pinched nerves are becoming more common. They can be the result of bad posture, such as frequently crossing your legs, for example. Intensive computer work or playing video games for too long can also lead to pinched nerves.

Symptoms of a pinched nerve

The typical sensation that is a warning of a pinched nerve condition is also referred to as “pins and needles”. It’s that sensation that we all have from time to time when we experience numbness in a part of our body. We often say that our arm has gone to sleep. This is because the nerve has stopped sending signals to the brain, so nothing is felt. Another symptom – which is more serious – is pain. The pain from a pinched nerve can be severe and can negatively affect your daily routine.

What can be done?

If the problem is minor, such as in pins and needles, it will normally pass quickly. However, if the pain persists, then treatment may be required.

There are many options for the treatment of pinched nerves. One can rest and intermittently use ice to reduce swelling. This is appropriate for relatively minor situations. Many doctors will simply prescribe pain medications and let time take its course. The problem with this is the many side effects linked to dangerous pain medications.

Today, the preferred treatment by many health care professionals for pain management associated with pinched nerves is chiropractic care.

What can a chiropractor do for pinched nerves?

One part of the philosophy of chiropractors is that medicine in the form of pharmaceutical products treats the symptoms of a situation, rather than treating the cause. The symptom of a pinched nerve is pain, so doctors will prescribe painkillers. Chiropractors will treat the cause of the problem. In the case of a pinched nerve, the long-term pain can be reduced and even eliminated by finding how the situation occurred and resolving it.

Through massage and gentle manipulation of the affected area, the impact of the bone pressing against the nerve can be reduced. This is through re-positioning of the bone, which may have moved out of its normal alignment.

Pinched nerves can occur in many different parts of the body, but normally, the common theme is that the cause is a misaligned bone or swollen muscle. Chiropractic help can easily treat both of these causes. The big advantage is that there will be no side effects from this natural form of treatment.

Of course, there are a couple of severe possibilities of pinched nerves where surgery is the only solution. However, these cases are very rare, and will be carefully explained to you by your chiropractor.

Your body is like a car, sometimes it needs adjustments because parts have a tendency to shift. Your chiropractor is your body mechanic.

If you think you have a pinched nerve, don’t wait! Visit a chiropractor and have a chiropractor solve the problem, not just mask the symptoms with harmful medication.

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