Pinched Nerve FAQ
Are stabbing pain, numbness, and other symptoms that are affecting your daily life? You might have a pinched nerve – something our team at SoCal Spinal Decompression Center is skilled at treating. Learn more about this condition with the FAQ below.
What is a pinched nerve?
A pinched nerve is a condition in which something puts pressure on a nerve. This can be a herniated disc, a joint misalignment, or tension and inflammation of the soft tissues. When this occurs, the nerve is not able to carry out its task properly, which can lead to pain and immobility.
How do I know if I have a pinched nerve?
There are some pretty recognizable signs of a pinched nerve. The most obvious is pain, but it goes beyond that. You might also feel burning, tingling, weakness, or numbness in the impacted area and along your extremities. You might also suffer from bowel and bladder incontinence, headaches and migraines, difficulty sleeping and concentrating, and even anxiety.
What happens if I don’t get a pinched nerve fixed?
Unfortunately, if a nerve stays compressed for too long, it can lead to permanent nerve damage. And this can lead to permanent symptoms, including pain, numbness, and headaches. In short, not addressing a pinched nerve can lead to unending misery.
Am I at risk of having a pinched nerve?
Since an unexpected injury can lead to a pinched nerve, anyone can develop one. There are, however, some factors that increase the likelihood. Older adults and people who are overweight are more likely to experience a pinched nerve. Poor posture habits, repetitive movements, and overuse of joints also play a role.
How can a chiropractor help?
Treating a pinched nerve requires relieving the compression – something chiropractic care is very good for. Exactly how this is done will depend on the cause of the compression. For example, if misalignment is to blame, spinal adjustments will be performed.
Decompression therapy can play a key role in addressing compression due to a herniated disc. Soft tissue therapy, including therapeutic massage, can address any associated tension and inflammation. Therapeutic exercises are vital for stretching and strengthening the spine. And when a chiropractor combines these treatments, it can help both addresses your current condition and prevent it from happening in the future.
Treat Your Pinched Nerve with Chiropractic Care in Los Angeles, CA
Don’t let a pinched nerve interfere with your life one more day. Schedule an appointment with our team at SoCal Spinal Decompression Center by calling (323) 375-5147.