Are you experiecning numbness or decreased sensation in certain areas of your body? Do you have sharp, burning or aching pain in one area? If so, you may have a pinched nerve.
At Frederick Chiropractic Wellness Center in Frederick, we perform an extensive examination to identify the root cause of your problems, locate the exact location where treatment is necessary, and get movement back in the area. We restore movement through a chiropractic adjustment. When this occurs, there is an immediate release of endorphins, which are natural pain killers. The chiropractic adjustment facilitates the body to return to its normal state and allows the body to being a healing or recovery process.
Your spine is designed to allow a certain amount of turning and bending while keeping the nerve supply open. The spinal cord is protected by 24 bones and nerves extend off each side of the spinal cord at each segmental level to its corresponding organs. Just like a hose, when a nerve is being compressed, or pinched, it impairs your body’s ability to function at its full potential.
Sharp, tight, or tingling pain is often given the diagnosis of “Pinched nerve.” But how and why do these happen?
Most often people think of nerves as being “pinched” as they exit your spine between the vertebrae. This can be due to structural problems like a herniated disc, or degenerative changes that decrease the space for nerve movement between the spinal joints. But nerves can also be compressed and irritated anywhere along their path by muscle spasms, fascia adhesions, scar tissue, or restricted movement in the joints they pass through. This can lead to pain and symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy can also be caused by inflammation and even some medications.
Understanding where and why the nerve is being “pinched” and inflamed is the key to fixing nerve pain. We do a thorough history and exam to understand how your body is working so we can find the causes and provide specific treatment and rehabilitation to get you moving and healthy again!
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