A pinched nerve is a nerve that is compressed or out of position. In most cases, an impingement such as a joint pressing on the nerve, a bulging disc, or a herniated disc is the cause of pinched nerve pain.
Pinched nerves can be extremely uncomfortable, and even the slightest movement can lead to severe pain. Most people assume that this pain will go away on its own, but it may not.
As soon as you feel pinched nerve pain, know that a chiropractor can help. Neurologically-based chiropractic care improves the function of the musculoskeletal system, specifically the spine, to address areas of pain, like pinched nerves.
How Does Chiropractic Care Address Pinched Nerve Pain?
Because oftentimes the matter of pinched nerve pain lies within the spine, a chiropractor can correct these issues to bring about relief. Spinal misalignments, or vertebrae that are out of place, can press on nerves, causing pinched nerve pain. More specifically, a disc that is out of place can also touch a nerve.
Gentle adjustments can put vertebrae and discs back into place to relieve the pressure on the nerves. Spinal misalignments not only compress the nerves, but they also cause nerve interference. This leads to dysfunction in how the body communicates and can cause a multitude of problems, including pain. Adjustments restore nerve function and allow the body to run on all cylinders to alleviate discomfort and pain.
A Safe and Natural Option
As soon as we feel pain, we want immediate relief, so we often reach for medication to alleviate pain from pinched nerves. But this relief is only short-lived as symptoms return once medication has worked its way out of the body. Medication can also cause side effects that may be even worse than the initial pain.
Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to address pinched nerve pain. It gets to the root cause of the pain, the nerves, to provide long-lasting relief without pharmaceuticals.
Overall Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Nerve interference doesn’t just cause pinched nerves; it can also cause a whole slew of other health problems. Spinal misalignments are at the root of many health conditions such as migraines, chronic back pain, constipation, and infertility.
Dr. Omar Clark strives to improve spinal health which in turn benefits overall health and wellness. When the central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, is functioning optimally, you will notice amazing results within the body. Previous conditions that you thought you would have to live with your whole life are corrected, pain is alleviated, and you can thrive and love life once again.
If pinched nerve pain is affecting your job, free time, or simple daily tasks, there’s hope with regular chiropractic care. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Clark and Dr. Van Horn of Experience Family Chiropractic to find relief from pinched nerve pain.
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