Chiropractic care for a pinched nerve is one of the most effective treatments because it focuses on spinal adjustments to promote healing. In the spine, this can occur when there is swelling near where a nerve exits between two vertebra ( the bones of the spine.) Chiropractic’s core belief is that a person’s body has a remarkable self-healing ability and all that is needed to treat nearly all disorders is a slight manipulation.
Generally, small injuries require one or two spinal manipulation sessions but for chronic subluxations, more sessions are needed. At the very least it can cause severe pain that often manifests as a shooting or burning sensation. When enough fibers stop working, the skin may feel perpetually numb and muscles may stop contracting. Nerves are more vulnerable when they run in narrow spaces with a small amount of soft tissue to protect them. This can cause the nerve to become irritated and result in symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, etc., as was previously mentioned.
A “pinched nerve" is actually pressure on the spinal nerve; when a vertebra has rotated out of position, putting pressure on the nerve. This approach is especially useful with a pinched nerve since pain might be present in the leg, but the injury stems from the back. This may include a combination of gentle manual chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy and nutritional therapy. When you come to our office because you are experiencing pain from a “pinched” nerve, your chiropractic physician will perform a physical exam to determine the likeliest cause of the “pinched” nerve, so that a treatment plan can then be created to address both the cause and your symptoms.