Pinched Nerves

Causes and Symptoms of Pinched Nerves

Dealing with a pinched nerve can be very uncomfortable and we are here to help you get relief from it quickly. If you're in the Springfield, OR, area, we at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic are here to help you get the treatment and support you need. We can work with you to reduce discomfort and eliminate any problems that are coming from pinched nerves.


What Is a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve happens when the nerve has too much pressure applied to it by the surrounding tissues and structures. Muscles, tendons, and bones can all press on the nerve and pinch it. While this can occur nearly anywhere in the body, it's most seen in the wrists (carpal tunnel) or in the lower back (sciatica).

Common Causes of Pinched Nerves

A herniated disc in the lower part of the spine is one of the most common reasons for a sciatica. Backs take a lot of stress and strain and if you work a very physical job or have an active hobby, you could end up with pinched nerves. This issue might happen without much warning, due to basic movement and daily living.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Pinched Nerves

Pain is one of the biggest symptoms of pinched nerves and that pain can sometimes be significant. Numbness or weakness in the affected area, along with that tingling and "pins and needles" feeling, are additional symptoms of pinched nerves. Our chiropractor can help with a diagnosis and also help with treatment so you can get back to feeling like yourself again.

While a pinched nerve may resolve on its own over time, it can be useful to get it diagnosed and treated first, so you don't have to just live with the discomfort. This can be especially important if you're experiencing weakness or numbness. You could be setting yourself up for a fall or other injury if you wait around for it to get better. Help from a chiropractor to realign the area and release the nerve can make a difference.

Get Chiropractic Care from Our Chiropractor for Pinched Nerves

If you're located in or near the Springfield, OR, area, we at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic are here to help you get the support and treatment you need. You might not have to live with the symptoms of pinched nerves or take weeks for them to get better again. Get help to feel better faster and get back to work, hobbies, and other activities more easily. Call us at (541) 726-6521 for more information.

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