Pinched nerves can occur anywhere in your body, and Valley Chiropractic Center can help. Symptoms of pinched nerves may vary, but many people experience pain, numbness, weakness and "pins and needles".
Chiropractors in Tracy, Mountain House, and Manteca for Pinched Nerves
Our chiropractors in Tracy, Mountain House, and Manteca can help you understand your pinched nerve and how to find stop suffering from the associated pain. Possible treatments include chiropractic adjustments, massage, electrical stimulation, laser light therapy, decompression/traction and self-care such as resting the affected area or stretching. A comprehensive plan will be created that is tailored to your particular needs.
Why Pinched Nerves Occur
Because pinched nerves occur due to compression, the problem is frequently misalignment. This can be from injury, illness, or age-related decline. If space, where a nerve runs, becomes narrowed due to scar tissue, long-term body positioning or bones out of place, pressure will be put on the nerve and symptoms can be felt by the person.
Places on the body where nerves run through narrow corridors are most prone to compression. Positioning your body at a poor angle, injury or illness can either directly create pressure on the nerve, or indirectly cause this pressure from misalignment of the bones or the creation of scar tissue. Once space is narrowed, pressure creates the characteristic pain of a compressed nerve. Locations where nerves are pressed up against tougher tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and bones are the most common places for compression issues.
Damage from Pinched Nerves
For many people, the only symptom of a pinched nerve is pain. This can be a warning sign that more damage may occur if the situation is not treated. Nerves that have been compressed for a long period of time may be permanently damaged, although effective methods of relieving pain can still be used. For this reason, as well as your personal comfort, it is important to seek chiropractic care when you first start to suffer from a pinched nerve.
Pain Relief Before, During and After Your Visit
If your pinched nerve causes pain during a certain activity, it is best to limit that activity until you have seen a chiropractor and made a comprehensive treatment plan. During your visit, your doctor can determine whether continuing to perform that activity will set back your progress or even cause further damage. Once you have been seen by our doctors, treatment methods such as skeletal adjustments and massage can be used to make a more permanent improvement in your condition. Our doctors will also advise you about other methods of pain relief that you can use at home, such as stretching, heating or icing the affected area, or exercising.
Call Valley Chiropractic Center Today!
We have three locations to serve you, in the cities of Tracy, Mountain House and Manteca. Our doctors are eager to speak to you about how we can help with your pinched nerve. For an appointment or to ask a question, call us today at (209) 832-9221.