Relief From Pinched Nerves
A Pinched nerve is just as troublesome as the term implies, if not more so. When some form of pressure impairs the normal flow of signals through your body's internal communications network, you can experience a number of debilitating symptoms, both at the area where the pinching occurs and through referred symptoms to other parts of the body. But don't panic -- you don't necessarily have to undergo major surgery or take handfuls of painkillers to cope with your pinched nerve problem. Here at Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we can take the pinch-off of your nerve tissue safely, effectively, and non-invasively.
The Painful World of Pinched Nerves
The human nervous system begins with the brain's primary nerve conduit, the spinal cord, which has major nerve roots that relay signals to/from smaller nerves throughout the body. Nerve typically carry both sensations and motor commands, so damage or impairment to a nerve can disrupt the flow of either type of data. Unfortunately, it's all too easy for such a problem to occur. Whenever a neighboring structure (bone, vertebral disc, connective tissue, etc.) presses against a nerve, it can alter or cut off the flow of signals to any parts of the body served by that nerve. When a nerve root is pinched, any or all of the nerves branching off of it may also be affected. A pinched nerve may be caused by:
- An acute injury that forces spinal components out of position
- A bulging or herniated disc in the neck or back
- Spinal stenosis, a progressive narrowing of the canal surrounding the spinal cord
- Bone spurs or arthritis in the vertebral joints
- Chronic spinal misalignment and/or poor posture
- Weight distribution changes, as seen in pregnancy or obesity
- Typical symptoms include pain, tingling ("pins and needles"), numbness, and loss of muscle control in the affected part of the body.
Our Birmingham Chiropractor Can Take the Pressure Off
As serious as pinched nerves can be, most of them respond to conservative healing techniques, enabling you to avoid drugs or surgery. Our Birmingham chiropractor, Dr. Scott Duca, can locate the exact spot where the impingement is occurring. Chiropractic adjustments to misaligned joints or discs can shift them back into a more normal position, taking the pressure off of the nerve tissue. If excess weight or weak muscular support has made you vulnerable to pinched nerves, we can make nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to help you remove these risk factors. We can even offer customized orthotics to correct musculoskeletal imbalances that lead to pinched nerves.
Contact Our Clinic Today
Life is too short to let a pinched nerve reduce your ability to enjoy it. Call Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center at 205-623-5782 today for an appointment with our Birmingham chiropractor. We have the safe, drug-free, non-surgical solutions you've been looking for!