A pinched nerve can become very problematic if left untreated. Normally, pinched nerves occur in the lower back, but they can also occur in the neck and other parts of the back. Nerves can quickly become pinched by ligaments and tendons, leading to pain throughout your arms and legs. The good news is that pinched nerves can be treated by a chiropractor no matter where they are located. At Way of Life Wellness Center in Issaquah, WA, we have been treating pinched nerves for many years.
Causes & Symptoms of Pinched Nerves
One of the most common causes of a pinched nerve is a herniated disc. Discs can slip out of place or become damaged, resulting in pressure on the surrounding nerves. This condition is considered a slipped disc. Bone growths and spurs can also put pressure on the nerve roots. This condition often occurs due to age. Symptoms of a pinched nerve will vary depending on the location of the pinched nerve. If you have a pinched nerve in the lower back, symptoms may include:
- Weakness in the leg
- Numbness in areas surrounding the foot or leg
- Sharp pain in the back that may extend to your foot.
Pain may worsen with physical activity and coughing or sitting. Symptoms of a pinched nerve located in the neck include:
- Shoulder pain
- Sharp pain in the arm
- Arm weakness
- Pain that worsens when you move or turn your neck or head
- Numbness or pins and needles sensation in the arm
Diagnosing a Pinched Nerve
Our chiropractor will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine the location and root cause of your pinched nerve. Our chiropractor will test how well you can move your muscles. If you experience pain with certain movements, you may also be given an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI. Nerve conduction tests may also be given to assess your nerve function.
Chiropractic Care for Pinched Nerves
Pinched nerve treatment from our chiropractor will involve realignment of the spine via spinal manipulation. Pressure on the nerves is greatly reduced when your entire body is brought back into proper alignment. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to repair itself. Regular chiropractic care will also minimize your chances of suffering from a pinched nerve again in the future.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Pinched Nerve Treatment in Issaquah, WA
Call Way of Life Wellness Center today at (425) 313-0433 for more information on pinched nerves or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.