Trying to keep up with your day job can be stressful, especially when you tend to spend extended hours in the office. Little did you know, one of the things that too much stress does to you is creating a tension at the base of your skull.
This tension can also lead to pressure on the membranes that cover your central nervous system. You may think it’s nothing a little Advil can’t cure, but if you leave it improperly treated, it can cause dire health conditions.
San Pedro Chiropractic And Posture has the trained doctors to help you deal with a pinched nerve. We help you release the tension and relieve you from pain.
It’s the pain that starts from your neck and creeps its way to your shoulders, arms, and even your lower back. You may also feel a pang of weakness in your arms and hands. Although this is more common to someone in their 50s, it can also happen to athletes and office workers.
If you have neck arthritis, you may also be prone to a pinched nerve. Luckily, Chiropractic Therapy is one of the most effective treatments to reduce nerve pain and improve your posture and strength. Most of our patients even recovered without the need for surgery.
Symptoms of pinched nerve vary on the nerve roots involved. Although, symptoms are usually felt on the side of the affected nerve. You may feel a sharp pain in the following regions:
You may also feel dull aches or numbness in the regions affected by the pinched nerve, but it commonly occurs in your shoulder, arm, or hands. The pain is aggravated whenever you move your neck, and it subsides when you put your arm at rest over and behind your head.
Of course, having yourself checked is always the best way to go for you to find out. Proper diagnosis can only be done by experts. Our doctors here at San Pedro Chiropractic will conduct a rigorous evaluation to make sure you’re treated properly.
We will look into the subjective history of your symptoms and a full-body exam with tests to better know where the affected nerves are. You may prepare to answer some questions like the following:
We will then test the range of motion of your upper extremities and especially your neck. We’ll also check your tendon strength and reflexes together with other tests to properly diagnose you if you do or do not have a pinched nerve.
If Chiropractic doesn’t seem to work out, you may be recommended for other procedures such as cortisone injection, not surgery. You will also be referred to a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic physician. Tests may include MRI scan or EMG, which will show your soft tissue injury and nerve function.
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) bathes the brain and spinal cord. Our techniques help with the release of the CSF at the base of the brain, helping you with your symptoms.
Our chiropractic and therapies can be used to treat a pinched nerve and relieve the symptoms, potentially helping with a variety of issues and conditions, such as those below.
Our chiropractic treatment has been a potent cure for many with a pinched nerve and can help alleviate any or all of its symptoms. We also help you through the following treatment methods:
Your posture is one of the biggest factors that will lead to your recovery. It may also involve workstation adjustments for you to have better posture at work. We will also teach you how to properly sit, stand, and do day-to-day activities so you don’t injure your neck.
Sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? But rest assured, you’ll feel its value once you start to recover. Plus, your posture has a lot to do with pinched nerves, so it’s best if you fix it, right?
We may recommend you to use ice or hot packs for pain relief. Ice is an effective agent in reducing inflammation, so it can be useful for critical situations where your injury is sudden. On the other hand, heat is effective in relaxing your muscles and tissues and relieves tension.
We may also recommend sleeping positions so that you can also deal with the symptoms even in your sleep.
As your condition progresses, your strength and posture will also improve. We will then train you to do functional activities you do every day. No matter the cause of your injury, we will help you go over the movements that you perform to make sure that you still maintain good posture.
Here at San Pedro Chiropractic And Posture, we don’t just help you take away the pain, we also help you regain your strength and confidence to do your day-to-day activities and everything you love to do.
The San Pedro Chiropractic And Posture team has years of experience treating patients with muscular and skeletal pain. No matter how much you endure, rest assured, we will do everything we can to help relieve the pain. Call us NOW at 310-548-5656 for a pinched nerve chiropractic adjustment and a FREE, 30-minute massage for the new patients!
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