Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve
Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve, wherever it may be in the body, feels like you’ve got numbness or less sensation in that particular area served by the nerve. You might experience a sharp, aching or burning pain or a feeling of “pins and needles” if you’ve got a pinched nerve. Nerve roots off your spinal cord may be blocked in such a way that your brain and nerves can’t communicate properly. Perhaps a spinal bone is in a bad position resulting in nerve irritation, or what chiropractors call “subluxation.”

Two Types

If and when spinal bones aren’t operating as intended, you might have one of two types of nerve issues:

  • Compressed lesion – This is the technical term for a truly pinched nerve. It’s rare.
  • Facilitative lesion – The most common nerve issue is this one– where your nerve root isn’t exactly pinched, but it is stretched, twisted or bothered in such a way that it hurts.

Bones don’t move but muscles do, and muscles can move bones if/when the nervous system tells them to– so if you’ve got an irritated (pinched) nerve, you’d benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.

A Precise Nudge

Chiropractors know all about the structure of your spine and where spinal bones are located– and they can use hands-on manipulation or special instruments to give spinal bones a precise nudge in order to “put them back into their proper position.” The plan? To get the body to right itself naturally and reduce nerve irritation.

Your nervous system can be improved with chiropractic care– a natural, safe, drug free alternative to pills or surgery. Give us a call.

Frequently Asked Questions

While some people might feel better instantly, others might need multiple visits to the chiropractor over time to feel results. After all, everyone is unique. The healing process varies for people, and it can be affected by several factors like whether or not a person smokes, drinks or exercises regularly. That said, relief is usually achieved within a short period of time.
Everyone is different. Once in a great while a person feels better with one visit, but perhaps that good feeling is actually short-lived. You see, muscles and tissues have to be retrained (and strengthened) and that takes time and effort.