Alright, lets start from the beginning here.Nerves extend from your brain and make up the spinal cord, and they send important messages throughout your body. they indicate pain, they allow all your senses and allow you movement. If you have a pinched nerve your body may send you (meaning you will feel) warning signals (pain, numbness, swelling, etc). Don’t ignore these warning signals! the are there for a reason! they’re like a check engine light for your body, so get yourself to a mechanic!

Damage from a pinched nerve or nerve pressure may be minor or can be severe and become permanent. It may cause temporary or long-lasting problems. The earlier you get to seeing someone for a diagnosis and a treatment for nerve compression, the more quickly you’ll find relief.

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In some cases, you can’t reverse the damage from a pinched nerve. But treatment typically relieves pain and other symptoms. chiropractic treatment relieves this by using the natural alignment of the body to relieve the pressure and make sure everything is in the right place (ie, not pinching any nerves).

What Causes A Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve occurs when there is pressure on a nerve. This is a natural phenomenon, due to an unnatural alignment of bones, tendons and joints.

The pressure may be the result of repetitive motions, from unnecessary damage or from general misalignment. Another cause could be holding your body in one position for long periods, such as keeping elbows bent while sleeping, or standing with improper posture.

Nerves are most vulnerable at places in your body where they travel through narrow spaces (check out spinal stenosis) and have little soft tissue to protect them. Nerve compression often happens when the nerve is pressed commonly between:

  • Joints
  • Discs
  • Bones

For example, inflammation or pressure on a nerve root exiting the spine may cause neck or low back pain. It may also cause pain to radiate from the neck into the shoulder and arm. Or pain may radiate into the leg and foot (lumbar radiculopathy or sciatic nerve pain).

How to fix a pinched nerve?

simple. get yourself realigned by a trusted chiropractor.