Pinched nerves are a common and yet often very painful issue. Pinched nerves can happen for many different reasons in different areas of the body, but the treatment goal is the same, to alleviate the pain. Our local chiropractor is trained to understand and help treat the symptoms of compressed nerves and the pain they cause in non-invasive and lasting ways.
Learn more about how we with Dr. Louis Valentine, LLC, a chiropractic Cincinnati, OH, residents can enjoy, can help you regain your health and manage symptoms.
What Is a Pinched Nerve?
A pinched nerve is essentially a compressed nerve. The nerve is "smushed" in between different parts of your body such as bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons. Pinched nerves are often caused by swelling and inflammation which can arise from accidental impacts, strains and sprains, overuse, and repetitive injuries. There sometimes may be a bit of a mystery as to the exact event that causes these injuries. What matters to patients is that this nerve pain hurts and they'd like it to go away.
Pinched nerves are often known by the pain they often cause in the back or neck. Pain may be sharp or radiating to different limbs. Sometimes the compressed nerve may cause issues such as sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome.
How Do Chiropractors Treat Pinched Nerves?
Simply put, our chiropractor works to "un-pinch" the nerve by relieving the pressure and compression causing this nerve pain. Chiropractic care works by using manipulations of the spine and joints to release pressure on pinched nerves. Our chiropractor may also help both stretch the area the compressed nerve is in and provide a form of traction to further this decompression.
Complimentary therapies may also support this pinched nerve pain treatment, including massage, electrostimulation therapies, and nutritional guidance to help alleviate inflammation. The idea is to address the root cause of the nerve pain problem instead of simply using care to mask the symptoms. By working to solve the cause of the pinched nerve pain in addition to treating the symptoms, our chiropractor will have a better chance of preventing this pain from returning. Even better, these treatments are non-invasive and may help certain patients avoid a potential surgery.
Visit Us for a Chiropractic Cincinnati, OH, Residents Can Benefit from
A licensed and trained chiropractor can help treat your pinched nerve with non-invasive treatments. Our Dr. Louis Valentine, LLC in Cincinnati, OH, is here to help you get pain relief from your neuropathy.