Are you struggling with unexplained numbness in your arms? Do you have pain and tingling in your legs? These are all signs that you are suffering from a pinched nerve. Here at Kilian Chiropractic, we treat patients with pinched nerves in the body using all-natural, surgery-free methods. Find out what a pinched nerve actually is to help you determine if this might be your issue.
What is a Pinched Nerve
Along the musculoskeletal system, there are nerves that are specialized cells that carry messages along the body. When these nerves are pressed or pinched, this causes a variety of physical complaints including burning, muscle weakness, or chronic pain. A pinched nerve can be located in the spine where it is pressed against by a bulging or herniated disc. Pinched nerves in the wrist and hands are often associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Common Causes of Pinched Nerves
Pinched nerves are caused when the surrounding tissue, muscles, or vertebrae encroach on the nearby nerves. For nerves in the spine, upper back, and lower back, the most common cause is a herniated disc or swollen muscle tissue. This is typical of an unadjusted spinal column or back injury. You may suffer from sciatic nerve pain due to pinched nerves in the lower back. For pinched nerves in the extremities, such as the wrists or knees, the condition is often caused by overuse or repetitive use. This is the case for athletes or individuals who work jobs that require repetitiveness.
Pinched Nerve Symptoms
The most common pinched nerve symptoms are tingling, numbness, and pain in the area of the pinched nerve. However, you may also experience muscle weakness in another part of your body. This is caused when the nerves are unable to communicate with that region due to being pressed against.
Pinched Nerve Treatment at Our Chiropractor
When you visit our chiropractor for pinched nerve treatment, we begin with a chiropractic adjustment. By realigning your musculoskeletal system, our goal is to readjust any tissue or muscles pressing against nerves. For pinched nerve in neck treatment, we use specialized chiropractic techniques to provide focused adjustments. Once you have received a chiropractic adjustment to correct your alignment, we can also provide lifestyle information and posture correction.
Choosing a Vancouver Chiropractor
If you are ready to treat your pinched nerves with chiropractic treatment in Vancouver, BC, let us assist you. Here at Kilian Chiropractic, we offer total health and wellness solutions that treat neck and back pain associated with a pinched nerve. Our service area includes Downtown Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, and the entire lower mainland. Contact Dr. Kilian at 604-688-0724 to schedule your pinched nerve treatment at our chiropractor.