Pinched nerves result in intense pain to the point where a person can suffer from total debilitating symptoms. At the Irvine Pain and Posture Correction Clinic, we offer non-invasive and non-surgical treatment to alleviate pinched nerve symptoms. Left untreated, compressed nerves can result in serious conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy and/or tennis elbow.
What is a pinched nerve?
Nerves are particularly vulnerable as they have little protection from soft tissue. A nerve is pinched (compressed) when a person’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons and/or ligaments) around it when a bone presses against a nerve or when inflammation occurs around a nerve. When this occurs, the resulting compression disrupts the normal electrical impulses, which leads to discomfort/pain that may be moderate to severe in intensity.
What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?
- Tingling and numbness
- Minimal to sever pain
- Muscle weakness with certain activities
- A sharp or burning sensation of the affected area
- Radiating pain to other parts of your body
People typically develop pinched nerve from an injury, playing sports, sleeping in one position for a long period of time, stress, poor posture and repetitious movements such as typing or working on a factory line.
What is the treatment for a pinched nerve?
Most people immediately resort to pain medications to alleviate their discomfort. Often times this can mask the symptoms but not alleviate the pain. At the Irvine Pain and Posture Correction Clinic, we treat pinched nerve pain naturally and without medication whenever possible. Many people needless resort to needless or expensive surgery, but caught early, your chiropractor at the Irvine Pain and Posture Clinic can eliminate the need for surgery, NSAIDS and/or steroid injections.
At the Irvine Pain and Posture Correction Clinic, your professional chiropractor will provide you with a physical examination for the purpose of determining the cause of a pinched nerve. Once a cause has been determined, your chiropractor will develop a comprehensive treatment plan especially for you for or the purpose of relieving your pinched nerve pain on the first visit. Your particular treatment plan may include a number of treatments such as:
- Physical therapy.
- Manual spinal adjustment.
- Cryotherapy (a technique that uses an extremely cold liquid or instrument to freeze and destroy abnormal skin cells).
- Moist heat therapy.
- Gentle stretching and strengthening exercise of the affected area.
- Mechanical traction.
At the Irvine Pain and Posture Correction Clinic, we understand your need to be free of the pain and discomfort of a pinched nerve. Our treatments are safe, effective and non-invasive. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and believe you suffer from the pain and discomfort of a pinched nerve, call us for an initial consultation with a chiropractor at the Irvine Pain and Posture Clinic at (949) 784-4507 and schedule an appointment today.