A pinched nerve can cause a great deal of pain and in some cases, may lead to disability for the patient. Dr. Kenyon of Rivergate Chiropractic offers diagnosis and treatment to patients in Madison, Tennessee, who suspect they may have a pinched nerve.
A pinched nerve is a condition that develops when bones, muscles, tendons, or cartilage place too much pressure on a nearby nerve. This pressure prevents the nerve from functioning properly, which can lead to pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in related parts of the body.
The pressure on a pinched nerve can develop because tissues surrounding the nerve swell, grow, or move out of place. For example, in the neck and lower back, pinched nerves often occur because of herniated discs or bone spurs. In other parts of the body, swelling of tissues can lead to pinched nerves. Risk factors that lead to pinched nerves include injury to the area, arthritis, repetitive actions, poor posture, obesity, and participation in certain types of sports or hobbies.
In order to alleviate the symptoms associated with a pinched nerve, the pressure on the nerve must be relieved so that the nerve can heal. In most cases, short-term pressure won’t cause any permanent damage to the nerve. However, if the pressure continues for too long, permanent damage can occur. For this reason, patients with pinched nerves should seek prompt treatment.
Chiropractic care can address the causes of pinched nerves and help eliminate the associated symptoms. The exact chiropractic treatment recommended for patients with pinched nerves depends on the location of the nerve and the cause of the pressure.
When a patient comes to Rivergate Chiropractic with the symptoms of a pinched nerve, Dr. Kenyon begins by identifying the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Based on this information, he develops a treatment plan designed to relieve the pressure on the nerve and promote healing. He also teaches the patient preventive measures to help avoid similar problems in the future.
"My neck mobility has greatly increased! Highly recommend this practice for people who are struggling with headaches and migraines."