The pain from pinched nerves is the body’s way of alerting you to a problem. While it may not be the most pleasant experience, it is an important function of the nervous system. When pinched nerves go untreated, the pressure or compression on the nerve can cause significant damage. In all cases, if you suspect you have pinched nerves it is important to seek chiropractic care as soon as possible.
Pinched nerves can develop for several reasons, not all of which involve injury. Common causes besides injury include repetitive movements or positioning the body in a particular way for long periods of time. A typical example a of repetitive movement is typing; abnormal body positioning may include things like sitting with your legs tucked underneath your body.
Treatment Options for Pinched Nerves
For minor cases of pinched nerves, you may simply need to change some of your lifestyle or work habits in order to find relief from symptoms. Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness can help you learn about ergonomics at home or the workplace. We will also build a profile on your daily activities and any medical history to help us determine the cause of your pinched nerves.
We want to help our patients avoid surgery, where appropriate, so we may create a physiotherapeutic treatment plan for you. Other treatment options include massage, muscle stretching exercises or spinal decompression. When you have pinched nerves, it is important to explore all available treatment options. Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness will encourage you to pursue surgical intervention if we feel it is the best course of treatment for your needs.
Do not ignore the symptoms of pinched nerves. Georgia Spinal Health & Wellness can provide treatment at your local Atlanta clinic. Contact our clinic today to find out how we can help you find relief from the pain and discomfort of pinched nerves.