Pinched Nerves in the Neck
Are you suffering from symptoms of a Pinched Nerve within the Neck? Do you experience any of the following?
- Burning sensations
- Radiating pain down the arm or leg
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a pinched nerve in your neck. Pain from a pinched nerve, even if it’s in the neck, can radiate all the way down to the legs or the feet. You may experience problems sitting down, moving at certain angles, have trouble relaxing, have a shooting pain sensation through your body when getting up or have trouble laying/sitting in certain positions. These are all red flags for possible larger problems.
If a pinched nerve is left untreated, it will inevitably wreak havoc on your life. Some people are known to have phobias or aversions to medical treatment, however unwise it may be. If you know someone or you yourself are experiencing these symptoms, please contact a doctor or chiropractic physician. Limited mobility within the body can lead to a degenerative issue, which is often irreversible deterioration in the organs, tissues, or joints.
What are the causes of pinched nerves?
- Degenerative disc disease is where a damaged vertebral disc causes pain in certain parts of the body. This can cause extreme pain or inflexibility within the neck. It can also cause a pinched nerve as a result of the deterioration of the foramen (holes) between the vertebrae.
- Subluxations are basically misalignments within the spinal vertebrae. The pressure from the misalignments can irritate or pinch surrounding nerves.
- Disc herniation and disc protrusions are when the outer portion of the spinal disc is damaged somehow, allowing the inner portion of the disc to herniate. Pressure from a herniated or protruding disc can cause a pinched nerve.
- Other degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis can result in a pinched nerve.
You may be overwhelmed. Pinched nerves are extremely painful, to say they are “pesky problems” would be an understatement. As a chiropractic clinic, we can deal with your overwhelming pain in simple, supportive steps. Our treatment for pinched nerves starts with tests, scans, and a number of non-invasive physical exams. This is necessary to understand the exact manner of your problem and to provide a precise diagnosis. At our West Volusia Chiropractic facilities, we have high-tech and cost effective ways to diagnose the root of your problem. This includes infrared scans, surface electromyogram (technique for measuring electrical activity from muscles/nerves), and x-rays of the spine to pinpoint any subluxations, disc problems, or more. After diagnosis, we will walk you through each step of the treatment plan that will be personalized just for you.