A pinched nerve happens when there is too much pressure is put onto to a nerve, and the nerve is pinched by nearby tissues, by things like bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure stops the nerve’s function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. Nerves are the body’s communication system and without them the body is left in the dark, which is why numbness and pain can happen.

A pinched nerve can happen in more than a few places in your body. Lets imagine A pinched nerve in the back, sure it can cause back pain.

herniated disc, pinched nerve, back pain

But catch this…

Nerves are like information highways, so if there is a wreck on the highway only one mile into your trip, you obviously cannot continue your trip, even if the rest of your pathway is clear.

Okay and why should I care?

because a pinched nerve (the accident) blocks the information for the rest of the trip, which is why legs can have numbness or tingling. it can be due to a pinched nerve outside of the leg! In the same way, a pinched nerve in your wrist can lead to pain and numbness in your hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome).

How to fix a pinched nerve? Pinched nerve recovery time?

With rest and chiropractic treatments, most people recover from a pinched nerve within a few weeks. Sometimes, surgery is needed to relieve pain from a seriously pinched nerve.

Thankfully a chiropractor can realign joints and other complex systems in the body to relieve pressure from the nerve to help it heal in the most natural way possible.