How to Treat a Pinched Nerve? Try Vancouver Chiropractor
Dr. Michael Horowitz
Pinched nerve describes a type of injury to a nerve or set of nerves. A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve's function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.The injury may result from compression, constriction, or stretching. Symptoms include numbness, a burning sensation, or pain radiating outward from the injured area. One of the most common examples of a single compressed nerve is the feeling of having your foot or hand fall asleep. Otherwise, pain or discomfort is another good indicator.
A nerve can be 'pinched' at various points along its route; with each nerve having its own characteristic 'weak points'. The most common areas are at the exit point from the spine. They tend to get pinched, compressed, and pulled at these points.
Pinched nerve signs and symptoms include:
- Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve
- Sharp, pain or burning sensation, which tends to radiate outward
- Tingling or the sensation of pins and needles (paresthesia)
- Muscle weakness in the affected area
- The reoccuring feeling of your foot or hand have fallen asleep
A pinched nerve can often result from faulty spinal mechanics due to the accumulation of stress and tension on the spine. This is best treated with a chiropractic assessment accompanied by hands-on treatment.
You Might Have These Questions about Pinched Nerves:
- How do I know if I have a Pinched Nerve?
- Can Chiropractic help treat a Pinched Nerve?
- What are the causes of a Pinched Nerve?
- How common is a Pintched Nerve?
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