Chiropractic and Pinched Nerve

Chiropractors are nerve doctors. We've studied the spine and nervous system more than any other doctors, therefore, a pinched nerve is something we see all the time!

When there is considerable impingement on a nerve, you may be experiencing radiating pain, numbness, weakness or a tingling sensation. Chiropractors are highly trained in detecting areas of nerve pressure along the spine, even in areas that are not yet causing you an outward pain signal!

When a vertebrae moves out of alignment, we call these areas of misalignment subluxation, in which there is increased pressure upon the discs and nerves exiting that level in the spine. When subluxations are present long enough, degenerative conditions such as disc herniations, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease occur. Subluxation in the spine is causing the pinched nerve. Chiropractors remove the cause of the problem (pressure on the nerve) by manually adjusting the spine.

The more symptoms are you are experiencing, the more pressure there is on that nerve. Waiting to see if this problem will go away is the worst thing you can do, because it will continue to progress and worsen. The body will usually signal you in this order: pain comes first, tingling second and numbness last. Numbness is the most difficult to correct because of the considerable damage that has already been done. Don't delay, let the healing begin today!