Suffering the symptoms of a pinched nerve can be some of the most painful and debilitating experiences in the human body. According to the Mayo Clinic, “a pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons; this pressure disrupts the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.” How do nerves get compressed, why is it important to seek treatment fast, and what are some methods for relieving the pressure?
At Arkansas Pioneer Chiropractic Health Centre, Dr. Viernow has nearly four decades of experience treating both common and complex chiropractic conditions including pinched nerves. With more than $1 mil. Invested in our therapy room, we are Arlington’s premier destination for cutting-edge, pain-relieving chiro solutions.
How Our Nerves Work
Many pinched nerve conditions result from mechanical and alignment issues of the bones along the spine and hips, but you might feel many of the same symptoms from other tissues in the body putting pressure on a nerve. When nerves leave the spinal cord between the vertebrae, they branch into the periphery of the body and become part of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Any of the nerves along the spine, or one of the thousands of nerves in the PNS, might become compressed from misalignment or inflammation. It’s important to have pinched nerve symptoms checked out by a physician as soon as possible, especially if the symptoms are severe and include numbness or tingling. According to Stanford Healthcare, early pinched nerve treatment is essential for preventing permanent damage and for a quick and full recovery.
Which Treatments Help?
Because a pinched nerve results from compression of the nerves, any treatment protocol is going to involve relieving pressure. Depending on the severity of the compression and the area, some patients respond well to the use of anti-inflammatory medications or supplements and rest. Any pinched nerve condition that impacts typical daily activities or which results in weakness or loss of function is much more serious and requires immediate attention and intervention:
• Spinal Decompression is a state of the art treatment process that uses calculated traction to decrease the pressure between spinal discs, which often contributes to pinched nerve symptoms. Spinal decompression also creates a healing environment in the discs themselves.
• Spinal Adjustment through chiropractic care. Many pinched nerves result from misalignment of the joints in the spine and hips, and chiropractic care relieves pressure caused by mechanical imbalances and postural changes from compensation.
• Therapeutic Massage helps relieve muscle tension that can result from misalignment issues, and also encourages the circulatory system to remove cellular waste from the injury site and fresh blood flow to the area which will bolster healing.
• DRX9000 Disc Decompression offers nerve pain relief by relieving the pressure associated with bulging and herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and even relapse by using distraction force.
Need Help Getting Back to your Pain-Free Life?
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a pinched nerve, time is of the essence for preventing further complications or long-term damage. At Arkansas Pioneer Chiropractic Health Center, we use leading-edge technology to accurately diagnose and treat a variety of chronic pain conditions, including those that result in pinched nerves. We work with our patients to meet their individual needs and to return them to a better standard of living as soon as possible. Please don’t wait to contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more. We have same-day appointments available.
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