A pinched nerve can happen in any part of your body and treatment may be needed if it already causes pain and body dysfunction. It occurs when a nerve is too compressed by the surrounding tissues causing inflammation and disruption of its function. Abnormal functioning of some structures can affect your body function and health. The safe and effective way of regaining the normal function of the nerve is by visiting your chiropractor.
Only chiropractors are the ones who specialize in detecting and eliminating pinched nerve problems. Their goal is to normalize the flow of communication to the brain and from the brain and every cell, tissue, organ, and system in your body which is a prerequisite to your health.
What is a pinched nerve?
When nerve-surrounding tissues such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons compresses down on the nerve, a pinched nerve occurs. This can interrupt the nerve’s function which eventually may result to pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness. This can happen anywhere in your body, but it is more likely to occur in the back. Chiropractors identify this term as subluxation.
A pinched nerve may also occur in the neck, wrist, or elbow. There are several different causes which may vary depending on the location of the nerve. When it happens in the neck or lower back, it may be due to a herniated disc, arthritis, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis. When it happens in the elbow, it may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome, or cubital tunnel syndrome. There are some other possible causes of this condition such as injuries, bruises, or swelling of extremities from pregnancy.
The symptoms of a pinched nerve depend on which nerve is affected. The common symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness along the path of the nerve. If it is in the neck, there may be pain or stiffness, together with the symptoms that runs down the arm. In the lower back, there may be pain or stiffness with symptoms that goes down the leg. In the wrist, the thumb and middle fingers are more likely to be affected and there would be difficulty in gripping objects. In the elbow, the forearm, the ring finger, and the small fingers of the hand get affected.
Early diagnosis is very important to get rid of more injuries and complications cause by your pinched nerves. Even the slightest misalignment can cause problem to your nerves and it can lead to more serious and disabling pain or illness if left untreated. To avoid such problems, get regular spinal check up and pinched nerves treatment in Keysborough.