Pinched nerves are a common condition that affects around 300,000 Americans every year. From pain to weakness, pinched nerves are the cause of much distress among adults in the United States. What's even more distressing is that there is little someone can do to alleviate pinched nerves without professional help. That's why it's vital to seek chiropractic care when suffering from pinched nerves.
At Counselman & Wade Chiropractic in Topeka, our chiropractors offer the testing and treatment methods needed to naturally alleviate pinched nerves and prevent them from reoccurring. If you are suffering from a pinched nerve, here's what you need to know about the condition and how our chiropractic care can benefit you.
What Are Pinched Nerves?
Nerves are pathways within your body that carry signals with information such as pain, touch, taste, and smell to the brain. Unfortunately, pinched nerves can cause these pathways to go haywire, causing symptoms like:
- Radiating pain
- Pins and needles sensation
Pinched nerves can affect any part of the body. For instance, in carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve is compressed, leading to weakness of the wrist. Some of the most common pinched nerves in the body include the sciatic nerve, which runs up and down either side of the leg and down the lower back, and the optic nerve, which runs from the upper neck and back to the back of the eyes. These common conditions are known as sciatica and cervical neuralgia, and both can be debilitating to deal with.
What Causes Pinched Nerves?
Nerves can become compressed due to trauma or overuse, twisting or bending wrong. However, the most common cause is muscle inflammation on either side of the nerve that causes them to become compressed.
In the case of herniated discs, the spinal nerves are compressed due to disc fluid leaking out and compressing on the spinal nerves. Similarly, spinal stenosis is another condition where the spine narrows and compresses nerves.
How Our Chiropractors Can Help
Our chiropractors will be able to provide various treatment options for all types of pinched nerves, including those in the back and neck. For pain relief, our chiropractors might use various treatment options, including:
- Spinal decompression to stretch the spine and reduce inflammation causing sciatica.
- Massage therapy for the back muscles to reduce inflammation in the upper back and compressed nerves
- Muscle stretches to reduce inflammation
- Trigger point therapy to target areas in the back that can be inflamed
Visit Us for Pain Relief at Counselman & Wade Chiropractic
At Counselman & Wade Chiropractic, we help our Topeka community get the help they need for natural pinched nerve relief. Call us at (785) 234-0521 today to learn more about how we can help.