Several patients seek relief for pinched nerves through chiropractic treatment. A pinched nerve can have many causes and begin in different parts of the body. Symptoms can vary widely, but a pinched nerve can make life difficult or unbearable for the person suffering.
Fortunately, chiropractic treatment can relieve those suffering from pinched nerves. At Aqui Chiropractic in Bartow, FL, our skilled staff sees many cases of pinched nerves in our patients, and we can provide up-to-date and compassionate care.
What Is a Pinched Nerve?
The nerves transmit electrical impulses from the brain, through the spinal column, to all parts of our body. Frequently, nerves pass through bones or small spaces in the joints, like the wrists. At any point, a nerve can be placed under pressure by bone, cartilage, muscles, or tendons. This pressure prevents the nerve from sending or receiving signals correctly.
Some pinched nerves are common enough to gain unique names for the condition. Thus, carpal tunnel syndrome, the nerve leading through the wrist, becomes pinched by repetitive motion. A slipped or herniated disc in the spinal column can also cause a pinched nerve in the spine.
What Are Some Symptoms of Pinched Nerves?
Our body can be affected on either side of the damaged connection if the nerve cannot transmit an electrical impulse correctly. Symptoms include tingling or numbness, especially in an arm or leg. Back pain is probable if a nerve in the spine is pinched. Weakness in the limb or joint is also potential motion, such as sitting or standing.
How Can Pinched Nerves be Treated?
Over-the-counter pain medications may offer temporary or partial relief for mild cases. Chiropractic medicine emphasizes holistic procedures. Also, hot and cold treatments may relieve sufferers of pinched nerves.
The traditional chiropractic method of spinal and joint manipulation is often used to relieve pinched nerves. Because the "pinching" arises because of excess pressure placed upon the nerve, manipulating the body to remove the source of the stress can bring relief. For example, a spinal adjustment that restores the vertebrae of the spine to their correct position is designed to relieve pressure. In the case of other joints, manipulation or massage can alleviate pressure on nearby nerves.
Where Can I Find Pinched Nerve Treatments?
If you are in or around Bartow, FL, the Aqui Chiropractic Clinic has focused on bringing relief to many patients for over eighteen years. Our chiropractor, Dr. Alex Aqui, is a lifelong resident of the area and has helped many patients begin a new life of wellness. We would be delighted to meet you, show you our clinic, and explain chiropractic treatment and its benefits. Call (863) 534-3288 to schedule an appointment or screening.