A pinched nerve, or compressed nerve, happens when there is pressure on a nerve. This may be a result of repetitive motions, or from holding your body in one position for extended periods of time. Pain caused by a pinched nerve in your neck can radiate pain down into your arm, while a pinched nerve in your back can radiate all the way down into your leg. This happens because nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord throughout your body, so when pressure occurs at the root of a nerve, the pain travels along the nerve, extending to other parts of your body. Chiropractic treatment is very helpful in treating pinched nerves that are being caused by a bone or joint issues. Chiropractors use manipulation techniques to relieve pressure off the nerve, relieving pain. If the nerve is being compressed by a muscle, registered massage therapy is an effective treatment. Massage therapy helps to loosen up connective tissue causing relief. If you are seeking relief from pain caused by a pinched nerve, give us a call today to schedule an appointment!
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Note from Dr. Michael: Hi everyone! What a pain in the neck! A pinched nerve is not fun and can be downright irritating! We have treated patients with pinched nerves in their neck, causing them headaches or referral pain down their arms. In the case of sciatica, the sciatic nerve gets trapped at the spinal level causing hypertonic (very tight!) muscles, affecting the flow of nerve signals. Every patient we see at Hycroft receives the following:
1.) A diagnosis, 2.) A plan of action, 3.) Hands-on treatment to relieve the pinched nerve.
All the best, always here to help and look forward to working with you,
Dr. Michael Horowitz
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