Chiropractics and Pinched Nerves

Pinched nerve describes one type of damage or injury to a nerve or bundle of nerves. The injury may result from compression, constriction, or stretching forces to the involved nerve.

Symptoms include numbness, “pins and needles” or burning sensations, and pain radiating outward from the injured area. One of the most common examples of a single compressed nerve is the feeling of having a foot or hand “fall asleep.” If the stress inflicted on the nerve is not removed the nerve will slowly deteriorate and eventually die. Once the nerve dies it can not transmit the vital signals to its intended body part or parts.

Chiropractic adjustments relieve the damaging forces to the nerve by realigning vertebrae and reducing pressure, tension and inflammation in the joint and surrounding soft tissue. Once the damaging force is removed, the nerve will heal and symptoms of the pinched nerve will be eliminated.