A pinched nerve can occur when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, whether it stems from bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure interupts the nerve’s function, and can cause symptoms ranging from pain, tingling, numbness or weakness.
A pinched nerve is possible in any part of your body. For instance, a herniated disk in your lower spine can put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg (sciatica). Likewise, a pinched nerve in your wrist can lead to pain and numbness in your hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome).
As you probably know, there are several solutions available for somebody suffering from a pinched nerve. If you go to a hospital, it is likely that they will prescribe pain killers, which only temporarily remove the symptoms of pain. This will not solve the problem though. If you go to a chiropractor, it is likely that they will suggest new lifestyle changes and massage therapies to help you live pain free. Overall, chiropractic treatments tend to avoid solutions that rely on invasive treatments such as drugs or surgeries.
If you are feeling recurrent pain or tingling in any part of your body, it is possible a pinched nerve is at the root of your problem. Make an appointment with Dr. Craig at his chiropractic clinic in Southern Shores, and let him help you live a pain free life in a natural and drug free manner.