Pinched Nerve Treatment From Our Lake Worth Chiropractor
Few physical problems, such as a pinched nerve, can bring about debilitating symptoms. When nerve tissue becomes compressed, the resulting neurological problem can lead to all sorts of issues, from loss of function to agonizing pain. In many cases, an underlying musculoskeletal misalignment is to blame for putting the pinch on the nerves. That's why it makes good sense to seek your pinched nerve treatment here at Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness.
What Is a Pinched Nerve?
Your body contains a complex network of nerves that relay countless signals to and from the brain, from pain sensations when you stub a toe to the everyday instructions that govern your muscle motion. All of these nerves, however, can be traced back to major nerve roots, which in turn are attached to the largest nerve of them all, the spinal cord itself. The signals traveling through these nerves can be disrupted at any point by forces such as compression from a nearby structure. When this happens, you may feel the results at that exact point, or you may feel them in any of the lesser nerves farther down the network. Symptoms of a pinched nerve typically include:
- Sharp, shooting pains
- Areas of numbness or loss of sensation
- Strange tingling or "funny bone" sensations
- Unaccountable weakness or loss of muscle function in a limb
Two well-known examples of pinched nerve syndromes include cervical radiculopathy, which are upper-extremity symptoms caused by pinched cervical nerve roots, and sciatica, which are lower-extremity symptoms caused by pinched sciatic nerve roots. A pinched nerve may occur due to direct nerve injury. In many cases, however, it's the result of degenerative spinal conditions, poor posture, or disc problems that gradually place increasing amounts of pressure on the nerve tissue.
Techniques to Relieve Nerve Impingement
Our Lake Work chiropractor, Dr. Cacic, has successfully treated many patients suffering from pinched nerves in his many years of practice. A detailed spinal exam often reveals the presence of cervical or lumbar alignment problems that can be corrected through chiropractic adjustment. Massage therapy can relieve impingement caused by tightness or spasms in muscles that surround nerve tissue. Physical therapy and corrective exercises can help you assume and maintain a healthier posture with better spinal support, which may help you escape future nerve impingement problems.
Ready to Un-Pinch That Nerve? Contact Our Lake Worth Chiropractor Today
Don't let a pinched nerve torture you needlessly and limit your ability to pursue your favorite activities. Call our Lake Worth chiropractor at Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness at 916-797-6747 to schedule a consultation and arrange for safe, all-natural treatment.