A pinched nerve can occur in different places in your body. When a nerve's function is disrupted, causing tingling, numbness or pain, that's known as a pinched nerve. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist which leads to pain and numbness in the hand.
What causes a pinched nerve?
A pinched nerve occurs when tissues (i.e., bone, tendons, etc.) surrounding a nerve put too much pressure on the nerve. For example, a herniated disc can put pressure on the sciatic nerve (which runs across the lower back, hip and down the leg) leading to a condition known as sciatica.
Chiropractic treatment for a pinched nerve
Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve pain from a pinched nerve. Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive, way to treat and manage pain from a pinched nerve. Dr. Hunter will develop a customized treatment plan that identifies the underlying cause of your pain and also takes into account your age, medical history and lifestyle.