Back pain is often mistaken as a sign of a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves are not as common as people think. However, if you are suffering from a pinched nerve, it is important to correct it as quickly as possible. Here's what a pinched nerve actually is and how to treat it:
What is a Pinched Nerve?
Your nerves send signals throughout your body. A nerve becomes pinched when it is compressed or under pressure that interferes with its ability to transmit those signals.
Everyone experiences pain differently, and symptoms are also different based on which nerve is compressed. A pinched nerve is typically associated with pain radiating through the body. This can make it hard to where the pain is originating from. Which is where treatment comes in.
How can you treat a pinched nerve?
Chiropractic is the best treatment for pinched nerve, in my unbiased opinion 😉. Your actual treatment will vary depending on where your pinched nerve is and how severe the damage to the nerve is. Your chiropractor will identify the cause of the pressure or compression on the nerve and correct it with adjustments or spinal decompression treatment. This will remove the pain and should stop the problem from recurring. Your chiropractor will also give you ways to avoid repeating the same motions, activities, postures, etc. that caused the pinched nerve in the first place.
If you think you may have a pinched nerve or are experiencing back pain of any kind, give us a call at 718-222-9700