Relief for Pinched Nerves
Pinched nerves are one of many reasons people seek chiropractic care. Pinched nerves cause pain and discomfort that other methods tend not to address since those methods are focused on the symptoms, not the root cause of the problem. At Hull Chiropractic in Indianapolis, you will find that the focus is on both, helping you find relief from your symptoms and addressing the cause of those symptoms for lasting relief.
What Is a Pinched Nerve and How Does It Happen?
A pinched nerve is exactly what it sounds like: a nerve that is pinched or compressed, usually by bones, spinal discs, or inflamed tissues. Most often, this occurs when an injury forces a spinal disc out of its proper place, which then lies on or presses against the nerve. However, injuries aren’t the only cause. Other potential issues are conditions like degenerative disc disease, being overweight or obese, living with rheumatoid arthritis, improper posture or using bad lifting techniques, and overuse of the muscles.
Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
When a nerve is compressed, it can create a variety of issues. However, not everyone will feel them. Those that do suffer from related symptoms will typically feel some or all of the following:
- Shooting, sharp, or burning pains from the lower back, buttocks, or even down the leg
- Tingling, numbness, or weakness
- Muscle weakness on one side of the body
- A reduction in feeling in a specific area of the body
- Only noticing symptoms on one side
How Can a Chiropractor Relieve a Pinched Nerve?
Treatment for a pinched nerve will depend on the cause. For instance, if a spinal misalignment is the reason for your pain, a spinal adjustment will be performed. Spinal decompression is also used, as are treatments such as ultrasound therapy, therapeutic exercises, and more.
The purpose of chiropractic care is to help your body heal naturally. You will receive an evaluation to determine the source of your pain. From there, a treatment plan will be created with one or more methods that will support the body’s natural healing processes.
Find Pinched Nerve Relief with Our Chiropractor in Indianapolis
If you are suffering from a pinched nerve, Dr. Hull and our team at Hull Chiropractic can help you get back to your pain-free life. Call our team today at (317) 243-2392 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.