A pinched nerve is the result of excessive pressure coming down on the nerve from surrounding sources. Everything from the bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons can press down upon the nerve, causing it to pinch up. This pressure can be the result of repetitive motions or from holding your body in an improper position for an extended period of time. The resulting injury disrupts the way the nerves function which can cause increasing pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness throughout the lower extremities, making it difficult to walk or even stand.
A pinched nerve can become present at many different sites within the body structure. For instance, when pressure is present on the nerve root of the spine, it causes neck or lower back pain. But it can also cause pain to radiate to other areas of the body. Pinched nerve symptoms include:
Spinal adjustments are the first step in eliminating misalignments of the spine. These spinal misalignments can be the direct cause of a pinched nerve. It can directly interfere with your nervous system, creating pain, numbness, and other symptoms associated with pinched nerves. Removing these subluxations allows the body to heal. Spinal decompression can also be prescribed for more severe cases. Spinal decompression technology at Carlton Chiropractic has been designed to alleviate nerve pressure and pinched nerves that are the result of herniated or damaged discs.
To learn more about how Carlton Chiropractic can treat pinched nerves and get you back on the road to complete recovery, stop by the office or please contact the office today.