Pinched nerves can cause pain that’s often severe, as well as tingling, numbness, and weakness. If you have symptoms of a pinched nerve, Jonathan Donath, DC, and Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP, at Joint Effort Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, can help. These experienced chiropractors relieve the pressure on your nerves using advanced, noninvasive techniques that work quickly. To benefit from their expertise in treating pinched nerves, call Joint Effort Chiropractic today or book an appointment online.
A pinched nerve comes under pressure from the surrounding bones or soft tissues such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Pinching affects the way the nerve functions, resulting in symptoms like:
These symptoms radiate along the length of the affected nerve. For instance, a pinched nerve in your neck causes symptoms in your shoulders, arms, or hands. A pinched nerve in your lower back can affect your legs and feet.
Pinched nerves are common in the spinal column but can occur almost anywhere in your body. For instance, a pinched nerve in your wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) can cause symptoms in your hand, fingers, and arm. Other common conditions that involve pinched nerves include:
Discs are shock-absorbing pads between each of your vertebrae. An injury or deterioration affecting the disc can allow the soft core to herniate (push through the outer shell). The herniated disc might pinch any nerves nearby.
Subluxations are misalignments in your spine. If a vertebra shifts even a little, it could pinch a nerve root.
Osteoarthritis causes degenerative changes in your spine that can alter the alignment or shape of your vertebrae. The body often responds to the weakened bones by producing osteophytes — bone spurs meant to reinforce the spine. These bone spurs can sometimes pinch the nerves.
Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of part of your spine, most often in the neck or lower back. The narrowing can put pressure on your spinal cord or the nerves exiting your spine.
Spinal stenosis commonly affects people over the age of 50. Still, younger people born with a narrow spinal canal or who’ve had a spinal injury could develop this condition.
Spinal stenosis can result from any of the other conditions listed as well. For example, a herniated lumbar disc in your lower back can cause stenosis that puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, leading to sciatica.
Joint Effort Chiropractic treats pinched nerves arising from vertebral misalignment or joint problems using chiropractic adjustments. These restore your joints and vertebrae to their proper alignment and functionality and often provide immediate, significant pain relief.
Pinched nerves from herniated or bulging discs might require additional treatments. Your chiropractor may use the McKenzie protocol or Non-surgical spinal decompression .
The Non-surgical spinal decompression machine gently separates your vertebrae, and vacuum action draws the herniated tissue back into the disc. As a result, the pressure comes off the pinched nerves.
If you have symptoms that could be due to a pinched nerve anywhere in your body, call Joint Effort Chiropractic today or book an appointment online.