Do you often have a stiff neck, back pain, or leg pain? It could be that you are suffering from a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves occur as a result of compression in the tissue surrounding a nerve. Having to bear the pain of a pinched nerve daily can be a great hassle. Our team at Stern Chiropractic Clinic in Pensacola offers treatment for patients suffering from pinched nerves. We use spinal adjustments to encourage your body to heal so that you can find relief quickly and naturally. We may also recommend other things like exercise and stretching, depending on the cause of your condition and the general state of your body.
The Causes of a Pinched Nerve
Some of the most common causes of pinched nerves include:
- Wear and tear as a result of aging
- Disc degeneration
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Injuries from accidents and sports
- Repetitive motion injuries such as typing
- Excess weight
The Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
Common symptoms of a pinched nerve include:
- Muscle weakness
- Low back pain
- Intense migraines and headaches
Home Remedies for Pinched Nerves
If you have a pinched nerve, there are some home remedies you can try to feel better. If nothing changes, seek assistance from Dr. Stern immediately. These remedies include:
- Taking a break to give the affected muscle some rest
- Fixing your posture by keeping your back straight while sitting
- Stretching gently
- Applying heat and ice to the affected nerve
Chiropractic Care for Pinched Nerves
Chiropractic care is very effective in treating pinched nerves. Our chiropractor uses various adjustments to relieve the pressure on the affected areas. We also realign the spine, relieving the inflammation and freeing any pinched nerves. This treatment method is quite effective since it addresses the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms.
Chiropractic care is very safe, as long as it is performed by a qualified chiropractor. If a nerve has not been pinched for too long, the person can regain normal function after the pressure is reduced. However, if it has been pinched for long, it may cause permanent damage that results in chronic pain.
Contact Stern Chiropractic Clinic in Pensacola, FL
A pinched nerve can cause much discomfort and pain, interfering with your daily activities and life in general. At Stern Chiropractic Clinic, we use safe and effective chiropractic adjustments to relieve the pressure that causes pinched nerves to help you get better. Call our team today at (850) 435-9200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stern or Dr. Heifner.