Our nerves are very important to our body. They run from our brain to our spinal cord and then extend to other parts of our body.
When a pinched nerve is not able to communicate properly with the brain, it can be treated through chiropractic care. At Kaster Chiropractic & Associates, through gentle adjustments, we can help restore the nerve’s function.
What is a Pinched Nerve?
Our nerves are similar to communication wires in our bodies. They send signals to different parts of the body.
Compression (or pinching) of a nerve can lead to inflammation and disrupt the nerve’s normal function. This condition can cause pain, numbness, and weakness.
The most common cause of a pinched nerve is excessive pressure or compression on the nerve by various body parts, such as tendons, ligaments, or bones. This pressure can result in inflammation and disrupt the nerve’s normal function.
An injury to one or a group of nerves can happen to any part of the body. Although it can be temporary, prolonged pressure can lead to nerve damage.
How Do You Know if You Have a Pinched Nerve?
Signs & Symptoms
• Pain (sharp, aching, or burning) in the area of compression
• Radicular pain or radiating pain
• Decreased sensation or numbness in the area supplied by the nerve
• Decreased muscle strength
• The sensation that a foot or hand has “fallen asleep”
• Tingling or “Pins and needles”
Chiropractic Care for Pinched Nerves
Through chiropractic care, the goal of the treatment is to identify the root cause of the issue and improve the function of the nerve. This process can help reduce the pressure on the nerve and allow it to function properly. In addition to improving the pain, the effects of spinal adjustments can also help boost the range of motion and muscle relaxation.
Although chiropractic care can help treat the symptoms of a pinched nerve, it is also important to identify the underlying cause of the issue. This process can help reduce the pressure on the nerve and allow it to function properly. Usually, patients experience improvement after one or two treatments. However, to be able to achieve full healing, additional sessions are needed.
If you believe you may have a pinched nerve, don’t wait. Come see us at Kaster Chiropractic and Associates of Fort Myers. Give us a call at 239-332-2555 to schedule your adjustment and consultation.
Visit www.kasterchiropractic.com to learn more!
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