If you're suffering from severe back pain, radiating pain, numbness or tingling, these can all be signs you're suffering from a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve can be caused by a variety of factors. However, all of these can lead to severe pain that can be helped by our chiropractor.
At Eastland Chiropractic in Twin Falls, ID, we want to help you feel your best and feel relief from pinched nerve ailments. Much of your pain could be caused by a pinched nerve, so it's important to find the underlying condition and help treat it in order to help relieve your pain.
What Is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve is any nerve in your body that is compressed due to the surrounding areas, including muscles or the spine. A pinched nerve can cause debilitating symptoms including:
- Severe, sudden, sharp pain
- Pain that worsens upon twisting, sitting, or standing
- Pain that radiates to other parts of the body, such as from the back to the legs
- Numbness or tingling in other extremities of the body
- Pins and needles feeling in the extremities
What Causes a Pinched Nerve?
There are many factors that lead to a pinched nerve. Twisting wrong or bending wrong is a common cause of pinched nerves. Other causes for this condition include:
- Spinal stenosis: This is a narrowing of the spine that causes surrounding nerves to become compressed
- Sciatica: This is caused by herniated discs or bulging discs. The discs in between the vertebrae can leak out substance, which puts pressure on the surrounding nerves.
- Inflamed muscles: This can cause pain, soreness, and tension
- Compressing the nerve: This includes carpal tunnel syndrome, that can lead to a numbing or tingling sensation
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractor will determine whether your pain, numbness, tingling, and other sensations are due to a pinched nerve. They will do so by conducting a physical exam as well as asking you questions about your symptoms. Using this information, they will be able to determine if a pinched nerve is the cause. Afterward, they can provide specific treatment plans that may include:
- Massage therapy to alleviate sore muscles and reduce inflammation
- Spinal decompression, also known as traction therapy, that gently pulls the spine and alleviates herniated or bulging discs
- Spinal adjustments to re-align the spine and improve posture and balance
- Lifestyle changes, such as incorporating muscle stretches to reduce inflammation and compressed nerves
Contact Us for Help with Pinched Nerve Pain
At Eastland Chiropractic in Twin Falls, ID, we will help you feel free of pain from pinched nerves. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (208) 734-7077.