Pinched Nerve

Schrier Family Chiropractic & Regenerative Medicine

Chiropractor located in Delray Beach, FL

Your nerves are the messengers inside of your body that send signals to your brain, causing natural bodily processes to occur. When a nerve is pinched, it can cause intense pain, and even cause the nerve to be permanently damaged. If you suspect you may have a pinched nerve, contact Elan Schrier, DC, at Schrier Family Chiropractic & Regenerative Medicine in Delray, Florida, if you want relief from your pinched nerve.

Pinched Nerve Q & A

What is a pinched nerve?

When a nerve is under pressure, it becomes a pinched nerve. Symptoms of pinched nerves include:

  • Pain where the pinched nerve is located
  • Pain in other parts of the body, such as sciatica
  • Numbness
  • Weakness

When a nerve is pinched for too long, conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow can begin to develop. Your nerves can begin to malfunction.

If you’ve had the symptoms of a pinched nerve for a few days or more, it’s time to see a physician to find relief.

What causes a pinched nerve?

Sometimes, it’s the result of repetitive motions. Often, pinched nerves happen when they’re pressed between ligaments, tendons, or bones. Many conditions can cause tissues to put pressure on the nerves, including:

  • Injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Stress
  • Obesity

If you catch a pinched nerve early, usually there will be no permanent damage. The nerve will function normally after the pressure is relieved. If the pressure remains for long enough, there’s a chance of permanent nerve damage and chronic pain.

Sometimes, inflammation can cause a pinched nerve in the lower back, shoulders, feet, and arms. If a nerve is pinched in one part of your body, it’s possible you may feel symptoms in other regions of the body. For example, a pinched nerve in your neck could cause symptoms in your:

  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Fingers

If a nerve is pinched or too long, it can also begin to break down causing swelling, extra pressure, and scarring. 

How can chiropractic care treat a pinched nerve?

Dr. Schrier can relieve pain, pressure, and stress all over the body, by resetting the musculoskeletal system. Because he understands the body operates as a complex system, he focuses on finding and relieving the cause of your pain.

This spinal adjustment relieves the pressure on the nerves in a non-invasive way. Regularly visiting a chiropractor such as Dr. Schrier can relieve pain and prevent damage to the nerves.

If you believe you may have a pinched nerve, contact Dr. Schrier. He’ll provide you with the care you need to relieve pressure on your nerves.

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