OUCH! A Pinched Nerve
Nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord, sending important messages throughout your body. If you have a pinched nerve (nerve compression) your body may send you warning signals such as pain. Don’t ignore these warning signals.
The bones of the neck and back that protect your nerves also can pinch them. Overuse, poor posture, or a minor injury can be the cause of a pinched nerve. What is the best treatment? Move the bones and the release the pinch! Chiropractic is uniquely able to relieve pinched nerves. Massage may be helpful but you need to get to the pinching cause.
Damage from a pinched nerve may be minor or severe. It may cause temporary or long-lasting problems. The earlier you get an examination and treatment, the more quickly you’ll find relief.
In some cases, you can’t reverse the damage from a pinched nerve. But treatment usually relieves pain and other symptoms.
Home Treatment for a Pinched Nerve: use heat to soften muscles and dull pain, do mild stretches to take pressure off the nerve, arnica gel or Biofreeze will help relieve pain.