Pinched nerves occur when the surrounding soft tissues become inflamed and begin to put pressure on the nerves of the spine. The pain can be acute in the beginning but may transition to a dull ache as time goes on. If the condition is not treated immediately, it may turn into long-term chronic pain that worsens due to the development of scar tissue. Getting treatment for pinched nerves at Family Healthcare Chiropractic in Stafford will prevent damage to the nerve and allow it to heal properly.
Signs and Symptoms
Pinched nerves can create many different types of pain, including sharp, stabbing, and piercing pain. In addition to the different types of pain, you may also feel intense tingling that transitions into numbness. Your extremities may begin to feel as if they have fallen asleep or you have the feeling of pins and needles. The severity of your symptoms will depend greatly on how much of the nerve is compressed.
Pinched or compressed nerves can have a variety of causes. Poor lifting techniques, work-related injuries, slip and fall accidents, and improper alignment of the spinal column are all common. A visit to your chiropractor is the best way to find out what is going on with your back. Uncovering the cause of your pinched nerve is the most efficient way of correcting the problem so that your symptoms go away.
Chiropractic care uses many treatment options to correct the original problem and eliminate your symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, and massage therapy are valuable tools that can be used in conjunction with one another. By re-establishing blood flow to the injured area and relieving unnecessary pressure, the healing process can begin.
Contact Family Healthcare Chiropractic Center in Stafford, VA
If you live in the Stafford area and are experiencing any type of back pain, visit Family Healthcare Chiropractic Center. Dr. Genovese can identify a compressed nerve and what may be causing it. Once we know the cause, a treatment plan can be formulated to address all of your concerns so that the healing process can begin.
Your treatment plan will be adjusted as you continue to heal. This ensures that your body is getting stronger. With a few maintenance adjustments, the alignment of your spine can be maintained until the area has healed. Call our team today at (540) 288-8880 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.