Sometimes when we speak of someone in serious trouble, we describe them as being “in a real pinch." But this is no mere figure of speech when it comes to issue of pinched nerves. Compression of these sensitive tissues can limit your body’s ability to communicate with itself, resulting in limited motor control, pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, you can get all-natural treatment for your pinched nerve here at Fairway Chiropractic Centre in Kitchener, ON.
Woman suffering from a pinched nerve
The term “pinched nerve" applies to any length of nerve tissue that is experiencing compression from some neighboring physical structure. Nerves and like information pipelines or electrical wiring, branching off from the spinal cord as major nerve roots which then branch out into all the smaller nerves. When this tissue becomes impinged (pinched), it cannot relay sensory and/or motor signals correctly.
The symptoms of a pinched nerve will vary according to where the impingement is occurring. Impingement of a lumbar nerve root, for example, causes tingling, pain, weakness, or numbness in a leg and/or foot. The same problem in a cervical nerve root will cause similar symptoms, but in an arm and/or hand. To make matters more complicated, pain from a pinched nerve may be felt far from the impingement site itself, making you think you have some other health issue altogether.
Why do pinched nerves happen in the first place? Acute injuries that push spinal components onto nerve roots can cause immediate, acute impingement. Chronic issues such as bulging discs, spinal stenosis, or musculoskeletal alignment errors can bring pinched nerves problem on more gradually.
Our Kitchener ON chiropractor, Dr. Murdoch, knows how to track down and fix nerve impingement issues. Detailed examination of your spinal structure and alignment can reveal the exact source of your symptoms. We can then provide you with natural, non-surgical treatments to help you achieve pain relief and rid yourself of other neurological symptoms.
We can then administer chiropractic adjustments to bring spinal components back in line with each other — and away from the nerve tissue. This allows the nerves to regain their normal function so you can feel like yourself again.
Corrective exercises may also be useful for helping you rehabilitate weakened muscles and reinforce proper posture.
If you’re in a real pinch due to nerve impingement, do something about it. Call our Kitchener ON chiropractic clinic today at 519-748-5535 so we can take the pressure off!