Pinched Nerve Recovery at Natural Spinal Care
Have you ever experienced numbness, tingling sensations, or a burning feeling in certain parts of your body? If so, you might have had a pinched nerve. Although "pinched nerve" is not an official medical term, it is commonly used to describe a specific type of nerve damage or injury caused by compression, constriction, or stretching.
Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
Pinched nerve symptoms vary but often include the following:
- Pins and needles
- Radiating pain
You may have experienced the feeling of your foot or hand "falling asleep," which is a classic example of a single compressed nerve. While neck and lower back pain are frequently associated with pinched nerves, similar symptoms can also occur in the hands or feet without any discomfort in the neck or back.
Treating a Pinched Nerve
Pinched nerves are a common cause of on-the-job injuries, and appropriate treatment can help alleviate symptoms and in recovery. Resting the affected area is often recommended as the initial treatment for a pinched nerve. In addition, physical therapy may be beneficial, and splints or collars can help relieve symptoms.
Recovering from a Pinched Nerve
Although, most people recover from pinched nerves with appropriate treatment. However, in some instances, the damage may be irreversible. We must address the issue promptly and follow medical advice to promote healing and prevent long-term complications.
Pinched nerves can affect various body areas, depending on which nerves are compressed. For example, the cervical spine is often a pinched nerve, causing neck stiffness and radiating discomfort, such as pain or numbness in the shoulder. In the lower back, a pinched lumbar nerve can lead to discomfort in the back, hips, buttocks, and legs.
When to See Our Chiropractor
Our chiropractor can assess your condition, perform spinal adjustments, and recommend targeted therapies to alleviate the compression and restore proper nerve function. Consulting a chiropractor can be wise if self-care measures haven't provided relief or if the pain persists. We can provide personalized treatment plans to address the underlying cause of your pinched nerve and help you find relief from discomfort.
Receive Expert Chiropractic Care at Natural Spinal Care
Don't let pinched nerve pain affect your quality of life. If you're in San Ramone, Pleasanton, Danville, Hayward, Castro Valley, Livermore, Livermore, or Dublin, CA, Natural Spinal Care is here to help. Our chiropractor will use chiropractic adjustment to promote your body's natural healing ability. Call to book an appointment by dialing (925) 829-8484.