How to Fix a Pinched Nerve

Published June 28th, 2016 by Dr. Hoder

A lot of people mistake back pain as a sign of a pinched nerve. This is typically not the case, however if it is due to a pinched nerve it's important to correct it as quickly as possible. That being said, here's what a pinched nerve actually is:

How Does a Nerve Get Pinched In the First Place?

Your nerves transmit signals throughout the body. A nerve is considered pinched when it is compressed or subjected to pressure that interferes with the nerve's ability to transmit those signals.

Depending on where the pinched nerve is located, you will experience pain differently. Most pinched nerves are described by pain radiating through the body, which makes it hard to identify where exactly it is originating from.

Can you treat a pinched nerve?

In short, yes! Chiropractic is the best treatment for a pinched nerve and the pain associated with it. The treatments will vary depending on where the pinched nerve is and how severe the damage to the nerve is. We identify the cause of the pressure or compression on the nerve an correct it to remove the problem. We also give you ways to avoid repeating the same movement, activity, etc. that caused the pinched nerve in the first place so that you won't have to go through that pain again.

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