Chiropractor for Pinched Nerve in West Bloomfield, MI
A pinched nerve is something many people experience, and it is very uncomfortable, often unbearable. Over time, if left untreated, the stimulation of the nerve that causes pain can change the nerve, causing ongoing pain. Approximately 20 million Americans suffer from pain caused by pinched nerves.
What exactly is a pinched nerve, and how can a chiropractor help?
Description and Symptoms
A pinched nerve occurs when surrounding tissues, such as cartilage, bone, or muscles, apply too much pressure to the nerve. It can happen to a number of places on your body, including your neck, your back, and even your wrist.
A herniated disc in your back, for example, can cause a pinched nerve by putting too much pressure on a nerve root, causing pain. That pain can even radiate down the back of your leg. A pinched nerve in your wrist can cause numbness and pain in your hand and fingers.
Some signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve are muscle weakness in the area; sharp, aching, or burning pain that can radiate outwards; numbness; tingling; and the feeling a part of your body has fallen asleep.
Causes and Risk Factors
Many things can cause a pinched nerve. Common causes are injury, hobbies and sports, and stress from repetitive activity. Other causes are bulging discs, overly tight back muscles, and inflamed facet joints. Some risk factors for pinched nerve are obesity, diabetes, bone spurs, arthritis, prolonged bed rest, and thyroid disease.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
A chiropractor for pinched nerve can help you by providing a spinal adjustment, relaxing muscles surrounding the pinched nerve, and reducing pressure on the nerve. We can provide relief without the risks associated with surgery or medication.
Treatments to expect from a chiropractor may include the following: spine manipulation, which would help reduce pressure on the pinched nerve; flexion distraction, which also reduces pressure on the pinched nerve, as well as improves vertebral alignment; electrotherapy, which can help speed up the relief of pain; and ice therapy, to help reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.