Pinched Nerve - Chiropractor Bozeman
The term "pinched nerve" is a general phrase involving unwanted pressure on a nerve, capable of causing a number of symptom. Having a pinched nerve is associated with a variety of conditions from muscle or tendon hypertonicity, spinal misalignments, and even osteoarthritis and disc herniations can result in a pinched nerve.
Symptoms can include: Sharp pain, Ache in muscles and joints, Shooting or radiating pain down an extremity, numbness, loss of strength, The feeling of pins and needles, Inability to pinpoint where pain begins and loss of coordination.
Here are some instances when nerves do in fact become "pinched", such as in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Sciatica, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In these cases, muscle tightness or a muscle spasm, inflammation, or injury to the area can cause the nerve and surrounding tissues to become compressed, and this can result in the sharp, pinching or shooting pain. Treating these conditions are more involved, but usually respond very well to chiropractic care and will often times involve additional modalities such as dry needling, Active Release, Graston Technique, kinesiology taping or cupping to decompress in order to free up the nerve from being pinched.
Often times, what is known as a pinched nerve is actually a sharp pain from a soft tissue area, or an inflamed nerve that is irritated, but not actually pinched. In most cases, these nerves become irritated and inflamed when the bones of the spine are not properly aligned, and are not moving and functioning properly. Dealing with spinal misalignment, is the chiropractor's specialty, and chiropractic adjustments have great results treating this condition.
A proper diagnosis is very important for any form of pain to determine the proper treatment. This is especially important after chronic or long lasting nerve pain, which can lead to permanent nerve damage in more severe cases that are left untreated. If you are sick of being in pain or have been told that you have a "pinched nerve" seek care from our amazing chiropractor as soon as possible. Contact us today!
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