Pinched Nerve | Chiropractor in Birmingham, AL
A pinched nerve is one of the most common reasons for pain. At Back on Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we approach every patient individually--no two patients are alike, just like no two pinched nerves are alike. Chiropractor Dr. Scott Duca has been serving Birmingham, AL and the surrounding area for almost 25 years. Here's how Back on Track can help you.
What Causes a Pinched Nerve?
Your nerves can become pinched for a number of reasons. Problems in the spine may cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. Usually, these spine-related nerve problems involve the discs that sit in between vertebrae. When these spinal discs slip, become herniated, or otherwise re-shape in unhealthy ways, they sometimes press against one of the many nerves in or around the back.
Other nerves may be pinched by bones that are out of alignment, or joints that are out of alignment or otherwise injured. Or, nerves may become compressed due to tightened soft tissue or repetitive strain injury.
How Do Chiropractors Provide Pain Relief for Pinched Nerves?
If your nerve is pinched along the spinal column, there are a number of spinal adjustment techniques that can help. The most important part of these treatments is that they relax the vertebrae in your back. This lets the discs between them "breathe" and re-form so that they no longer press into your nerves.
Relief usually begins with the very first back adjustment session. And there is the added benefit of living a more mobile, healthier life when your discs are restored to their proper shape!
Other times, misaligned bones and out-of-place joints are the culprit. Dr. Duca will make adjustments over a number of sessions. In the case of a joint- or repetitive stress-related problem, you may also learn one or more rehabilitative exercises. These exercises are designed to keep your bones and joints from falling back out of alignment. They have the added benefit of strengthening your body and keeping your range of motion wide and healthy.
The Best Chiropractor in Birmingham, AL--Since 1995
If you're dealing with a pinched nerve problem, you need relief ASAP. Back on Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Birmingham, AL is open as late as 6:00 in order to better serve you. To make an appointment or just find out more, call us now at 205-942-4243.