At Back To Mind, we offer treatment for a pinched nerve, which can occur anywhere on your body. Whether it’s constant, dull aches or sharp and sudden burning sensations, our chiropractic team determines whether your back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and muscular weakness is the result of a pinched nerve, and will work hard to relieve your pinched nerve pain and remove the limitations it places on you. If you need pinched nerve treatment in Hollywood or Tamarac, we invite you to explore our options and learn more about our comprehensive approach.
What is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve is a common condition that occurs when too much pressure is applied to the nerve from surrounding bones, cartilage and muscles. This excess pressure causes nerve malfunction and may result in pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness. This condition can occur anywhere in the body, and most often affects patients with poor posture, osteoarthritis, those with jobs that require repetitive use of the hand or wrist, or patients who are obese. Treatment for a pinched nerve aims to restore nerve function and can be done through rest and chiropractic care.
Pinched nerves typically occur in areas where the nerve runs through a narrow space. This happens in your spinal column or other areas such as your wrists, elbows and knees. When a nerve is pinched, it is being compressed or experiencing extreme pressure. The pressure may be a symptom of overusing a joint or it may occur suddenly from an auto accident or sports injury.
Causes and Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
Our chiropractors focus on your spine because a healthy spine leads to a healthy body. If an area of your spine is out of alignment, a pinched nerve may result which causes you pain. You may also experience muscle weakness or muscle spasms due to the pressure on the nerve. Other causes for a pinched nerve include disc degeneration in which the hole for the nerve begins to shallow; disc herniation in which the cushiony area between the vertebrae is pressing on the nerves; osteoarthritis in which the vertebrae start to tear down and may protrude into the surrounding nerves.
Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
Back to Mind is familiar with the pain from a pinched nerve that brings people to our clinic. Our doctors want you to address this pain and get to the cause of the discomfort. So, do not ignore pain or weakness in your back. We also want to see you if you are suffering from headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, leg pain or weakness, burning and tingling in your arms and legs. These are all symptoms of a pinched nerve that our chiropractors can alleviate.
Chiropractic Care for a Pinched Nerve
Our chiropractors will position your spine in a way that takes pressure off the pinched nerves. We gently manipulate the vertebrae to reduce nerve compression, alleviate bony protrusions interfering with the nerves and reduce pressure on the discs. Our hands-on adjustments are gentle and effective and you experience immediate relief.
We also offer long-term care that includes chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression and corrective exercises to improve your posture. Spinal decompression reduces the pressure on the discs and nerves so your pinched nerves are freed. We show you exercises to enhance your core strength to stabilize your posture and keep you in a healthy alignment throughout your work and play activities.
Once we identify a pinched nerve, we develop an individual chiropractic care plan link to chiropractic care page to fit your needs. Our non-surgical options are a drug-free approach to pinched nerve care without any side effects. The longer a pinched nerve is left untreated, the more likely you are to retain lasting damage, so please seek our help soon. Do not let pain go undiagnosed or untreated.
How Can Spinal Decompression Help with Pinched Nerve Pain?
Many pinched nerves can be treated through a nonsurgical procedure called decompression, which relieves pressure on the spine and allows patients to function in their everyday lives without pain or other debilitating symptoms. This procedure involves separating the vertebrae to create a vacuum in between the targeted discs, a technique known as negative pressure. Negative pressure gradually relieves structures pressing on the nerve over the course of four to six weeks.
Soft compressible disks separate the vertebrate and provide cushioning for the spinal column. Over time, constant pressure can cause these disks to become worn and compressed. Spinal decompression is a procedure that relieves pressure of the spine, encouraging the disks to heal.