Pinched Nerve Treatment
The nerves in the human body are responsible for transferring messages from one area to another. Sometimes, the message is sent in the form of pain resulting from damage from a pinched nerve. It may be minor or severe and cause other problems in your body if left untreated.
The sooner you seek professional treatment for proper care, the faster your pain will be alleviated. At Dinuba Chiropractic, we specialize in treating various chronic pains and injuries, including pinched nerves.
What Is a Pinched Nerve?
Nerve endings run up and down your spine and throughout the rest of your body. These small nerves send signals to your brain. However, faulty signals can be triggered when something presses on your nerve. Usually, too much pressure on a nerve or a disc that slips out of place causes these signals. The disc then presses on the nerve creating a pinching sensation.
A pinched nerve in the lumbar region of the spine can cause:
- a sharp pain that extends all the way down to the foot
- Numbness in the skin of the foot or leg
- Weakness in the leg
A pinched nerve in the cervical area can result in:
- Arm, shoulder, or neck pain
- Numbness or the sensation of pins and needles in the arm
- Weakness in the arm
What Causes a Pinched Nerve?
As people age, their vertebrae tend to get closer together. Known as stenosis, this condition can result in a narrowing of the spine where the nerve exits the spine, pinching the nerve.
A Herniated Disc
A herniated disc, also known as a bulging or slipped disc, occurs when the soft substance at the heart of the disc slips out of its rubbery exterior and through the vertebrae, which can also be the root cause of a pinched nerve.
How Does A Chiropractor Treat a Pinched Nerve?
After a thorough assessment of your condition, our chiropractor will manually manipulate or adjust the affected area, applying pressure to relieve the tension and pain. We also use spinal decompression to gradually pull the vertebrae apart, relieving the pressure and allowing the slipped disc to slip back into place, thus no longer pinching the nerve.
Contact Us for Pinched Nerve Relief from Our Chiropractor in Dinuba, CA
Our team at Dinuba Chiropractic has years of experience providing patients natural relief from whatever pain or discomfort they may be experiencing. We help patients in Dinuba and surrounding areas get back to living pain-free. Call us or contact us online to schedule your consultation or to learn more about how we can help your body achieve optimal wellness.