If you have a pinched nerve, symptoms of pain, tingling, and numbness can affect multiple parts of your body and keep you from living a full life. Andrew Dube, DC, of Apollo Chiropractic PC, offers several treatment modalities to address pinched nerves effectively. Contact Dr. Dube at his Manhattan, New York City office online or over the phone today.
Your nerves form a significant part of your peripheral nervous system, relaying information about sensation in the form of electrical impulses back to your brain, where it registers and is perceived and felt. You have a network of nerves that travels through your whole body. All your nerves eventually connect back to your brain.
When nerves become compressed by biomechanical issues with your body or inflammation-related swelling, painful or otherwise uncomfortable symptoms occur.
Pinched nerves typically result in pain and discomfort. Nerve pain may be burning, radiating, or shooting. Symptoms like numbness, tingling, and weakness on one side of the body can also indicate a pinched nerve. Nerve pain may seem to come and go but often won’t substantially improve without rest and treatment.
The location where you experience symptoms may relate to a specific nerve in your body. Or, you might experience referred pain in one part of your body due to a pinched nerve somewhere else. Diagnostic tools like nerve blocks can help determine the exact location of your pinched or compressed nerve.
Pressure due to issues with bone, cartilage, or swollen soft tissue can cause pinched nerves, which might happen due to chronic issues like being overweight or having rheumatoid arthritis. Or, you might have recently suffered an injury, for example, after being in a car accident.
Overuse and repetitive stress injuries, like those related to athletics, can cause stress, swelling, and radiculopathy in specific areas of your body.
Poor posture and bad ergonomics, such as spending long hours in an unsupportive work chair, can also result in pinched nerves.
Dr. Dube and the team at Apollo Chiropractic PC offer several treatment modalities to address pinched nerves. Chiropractic care offers an effective, non-surgical alternative to relieve radiculopathy pain.
Pinched nerves are often connected to spinal alignment issues. In these cases, manual traction and spinal manipulation let Dr. Dube release compression and restore correct alignment.
If pinched nerve symptoms damage your quality of life, contact Dr. Dube at Apollo Chiropractic PC online or over the phone and schedule your first appointment today.