Pinched Nerve in Neck

Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve

If you have a pinched nerve, you’ll feel pain that radiates down the neck, arms and sometimes into the hands.  Back spasms, burning or tingling sensations are other signs of a pinched nerve in the neck.  A pinched nerve can result from a variety of things including: overstretching or constricting the nerve; bony growth in the neck; herniated discs; and spinal stenosis.  You should consult a chiropractor for treatment options if you suffer from neck or back pain.  Most likely you will not need any kind of surgery for a pinched nerve.

Treatment

It is best to contact a chiropractor if you suffer from any symptoms listed above.  Chiropractic treatment, physical therapy or pain medication will help reduce pain.   Chiropractic adjustments may be used to help heal a pinched nerve.  Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct subluxations (pinched nerve) found along the spine.  The chiropractor will place pressure with his/her palms to the areas that are not aligned properly.  This quick and forceful motion will place the subluxation back into its proper positioning.  A chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, helps restore the spine more freely and increases the backs range of motion. Most spinal manipulations use gentle force and light pressure, therefore the procedure is painless.  Patients may hear a popping sound, but that doesn’t mean it is painful.  The ‘pop’ noise is just tiny pockets of gas releasing which is completely normal for every patient.

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