A “pinched nerve” can be a very painful condition. However, seldom is the nerve actually “pinched”, rather, it is actually an inflamed or irritated nerve. The majority of the time a nerve becomes inflamed or irritated is when the bones in your spine (vertebra), joints or muscles are not in their proper position or are not functioning properly. This misalignment or improper function is called a subluxation.
When the spine suffers a subluxation, the nerve or nerves that exit between the vertebra can become stretched, twisted or chafed. It is important to remember that bones are not static. They will not move unless muscles move them and what moves and controls muscles is your nervous system. When a nerve becomes “pinched” it creates a vicious cycle. Our office specializes in locating these areas of your spine and breaking this vicious cycle and correcting the underlying cause.
Infrequently, an actual compression of a nerve can occur. Examples of this are carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica and thoracic outlet syndrome. The treatment for these types of problems are more complex, but respond very well to chiropractic care.
It is very important that the cause of any form of pain be properly diagnosed. When nerves suffer a severe or long term irritation, or compression, the nerve can receive permanent damage. If you have been told that you have a “pinched nerve”, it is very important that you seek professional care from a doctor.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a “pinched nerve”, contact our office today at 702-655-1199 and receive a no charge consultation.