Have you experienced nerve pain caused by herniated discs, bulging discs, tight muscles, or joints pressing on the nerve? Nerve pain can be frustrating and disruptive to your ability to live, work, and travel every day. According to the National Institute of Health, more than 20 million Americans live with some form of peripheral nerve pain.
Fortunately, a chiropractor can help you to deal with nerve pain. Here are some of the ways Synergy Health in Naples helps our patients with pain-relieving treatments – an award-winning chiropractic clinic serving the community of Collier County in Florida.
The Effects of Pinched Nerves
A pinched nerve occurs when there is too much pressure on a nerve by surrounding tissues such as muscles, tendons, cartilage, or bones. The pressure disrupts the function of the nerve, and can cause pain as well as weakness, tingling, and numbness, or that feeling that a hand or foot has “fallen asleep.”
Pinched nerves can occur at several sites in the body. Carpal tunnel syndrome, where a pinched nerve in the wrist leads to numbness and pain in the hand and fingers, is a common type of pinched nerve. Herniated discs in the lower spine, which can cause pain that radiates down the back of one or both of your legs, is another common type of pinched nerve.
Pinched nerves sometimes heal on their own after a while, but the pain often lingers when the underlying cause is not treated. A pinched nerve caused by a herniated disc will not be able to heal until your spine is realigned and in balance again. A pinched nerve caused by carpal tunnel, which results from repetitive use or overuse, will not heal unless you modify your activity.
Regardless of the source of pinched nerve pain, it is important to get properly evaluated and treated to avoid long-term and even potentially irreversible nerve damage.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
A chiropractor can examine you to determine the cause of your pinched nerve and to understand any underlying conditions that could be contributing to the issue. From there, he or she can create a treatment that is tailored to your needs.
Chiropractic adjustments can gently realign the bones in the spine, relieving pressure on the nerve and eventually helping it to heal. This will reduce inflammation and pain.
If you’re struggling with nerve pain, get help today. Schedule an appointment with Naples’ leader in chiropractic care. At Synergy Health, we are committed to providing innovative care and to treating our patients with integrity and compassion. We have won Best Chiropractic Practice in Collier County since 2017 by Gulfshore Life Magazine as voted by our community, and we want to help everyone we can! Let us help you relieve your pain and restore balance in your body and your life.