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Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve's function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. A pinched nerve can occur at several sites in your body. A herniated disk in your lower spine, for example, may put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg. Likewise, a pinched nerve in your wrist can lead to pain and numbness in your hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome). A number of conditions may cause tissue to compress a nerve or nerves, including:

  • Injury

  • Poor posture

  • Rheumatoid or wrist arthritis

  • Stress from repetitive work

  • Hobbies or sports activities

  • Obesity

This pressure causes inflammation of the nerve and disrupts the nerve's function. If a nerve is pinched for only a short time, there's usually no permanent damage. Once the pressure is relieved, nerve function returns to normal. However, if the pressure continues, chronic pain and permanent nerve damage can occur. With rest and other conservative treatments, most people recover from a pinched nerve within a few days or weeks. Sometimes, surgery is needed to relieve pain from a pinched nerve. Signs and Symptoms of Pinched Nerve Pinched nerve signs and symptoms include:

  • Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve

  • Sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward

  • Tingling, "pins and needles" sensations (paresthesia)

  • Muscle weakness in the affected area

  • Frequent feeling that a foot or hand has "fallen asleep"

The problems related to a pinched nerve may be worse when you're sleeping. Chiropractic Care for Pinched Nerve While traditional medical care treats the area where pain is evident, chiropractic looks at the whole body. This approach is especially useful with a pinched nerve since pain might be present in the leg, but the injury stems from the back. Chiropractic care also takes into consideration an individual's overall well-being and addresses issues that might have led to the pinched nerve. Our chiropractor  can help pinched nerves by reducing constriction of the nerve and relaxing tight muscles in the affected area that is causing pain and inflammation. This is done through a spinal adjustment, in which the chiropractor uses his hands to apply direct pressure to the pinched nerve. There may be several pressure points that the chiropractor will work on by moving his hands in precise directions.

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Delray Spinal Care Center


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Palm Beach Spinal Care Center


Tuesday & Thursday 

9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

​Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

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