What is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve is a common way to say to that you have pain usually in your neck or back and possibly some radiating pain down an arm or leg. A pinched nerve occurs when pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, muscles, tendons, spinal discs etc. In fact it only takes about the weight of a dime on a nerve root to decrease its function by 50%. Symptoms that let you know that you have a pinched nerve may include: pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.
How do we Treat a Pinched Nerve?
Chiropractors are actually pretty good at working with pinched nerves and nerve interference of all kinds. We treat primarily by adjusting the spine to increase function of the nerves, joints and soft tissues. We also incorporate many soft tissue techniques and other modalities in addition to home exercise to help you keep those nerves functioning at peak performance.
If you have any questions for our Wilmington, NC chiropractor, Dr. Rhett King, please give us a call at (910) 777-7228 or send us a message.
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