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Pinched Nerve

What are pinched nerves and why should you have them treated?

Pinched nerves are incredibly common, if you have one, you will know. It can be hard to live with. But you don’t have to! People come to us all the time describing a pinched or trapped nerve, so we are very used to dealing with this complaint.

The term “pinched nerve” is used by most people to describe an irritated or inflamed nerve where the nerve itself is not actually pinched.

You may wonder what could have caused your pinched nerve.

Well, it’s usually caused by pressure on the nerve. So if you have been doing any of the following, then this could well be the cause:

  • repetitive motions,
  • holding your body in one position for long periods,
  • if your nerve is pressed between tissues such as ligaments, tendons or bones,
  • herniated spine discs,
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
  • Sciatica (for more information, see our health condition section on Sciatica)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome,
  • trigger points (these are very tight “knots” of muscle which develop when muscles are either chronically overworked or injured)

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What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

If you want to be a bit more sure that you have a pinched nerve, check this list of symptoms:

  • pain in the area of compression, such as the neck or low back,
  • radiating pain,
  • numbness or tingling,
  • “pins and needles” or a burning sensation,
  • weakness, especially when active.

You may also find that these symptoms worsen when you try certain movements, such as turning your head or straining your neck.

What can we do about it?

At Spinal Care Clinics, we offer all of our clients thorough evaluations before we administer a determined chiropractic care treatment for pinched nerve syndromes.

We use digital X-ray equipment and electric treatment benches to isolate the exact cause of your nerve pain, thereby enabling us to provide you with the most effective course of treatment for you which would most likely include a combination of chiropractic and massage therapy, preventing long term nerve irritation or compression.

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What would my care involve?

Your chiropractic care will help bring you back to optimum wellness

  • It will alleviate your pain and discomfort in the first instance
  • It will ease your movement and improve your body function
  • You will be able to recover in the shortest time possible under our care
  • With ongoing treatment, chiropractic care can minimise the chance of re-occurrence
  • You will acquire new ‘healthy habits’ that will support your health and well-being for life.
  • Our track record in helping thousands of people back into doing what they love to do and enjoying their life to the fullest, is something we are incredibly proud of.

If you don’t do anything, a pinched nerve can escalate and lead to permanent nerve damage.

If you think you may have a “pinched nerve” it is crucial that you seek professional chiropractic care as soon as possible.

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