Pinched Nerves

How Your Local Boca Raton Chiropractor Can Help With Pinched Nerve Pain

A pinched nerve is among the most common types of injuries seen by local chiropractor offices in the Boca Raton area. This type of injury occurs when an unnatural amount of pressure is applied to a nerve and disrupts the normal flow of communication with the brain. This pinching of the nerve is often caused by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles, and tendons. The disruption of the nerve's normal function results in pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. Think of it like crimping a water hose- the flow is impeded and as the pressure backs up and the crimp worsens the problems get even bigger. The same basic principle happens when nerves get pinched.

Pinched Nerve Cases Are Very Common

A pinched nerve can occur anywhere in the body as there are nerves running through every inch of our bodies. However, there are some areas that are more prone to pinched nerves and chiropractor offices see many cases involving the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Upper Back
  • Lower Back
  • Wrist
  • Shoulder
  • Leg
  • Arm
  • Jaw

Causes of Pinched Nerve Pain

There are several conditions that can cause tissue to pinch nerves, including:

  • Injury sustained from a fall
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Wrist arthritis
  • Stress from repetitive work
  • Work-related strain
  • Sports-related injuries or use
  • Obesity and excessive weight load
  • Improper exercising
  • Poor lifestyle choices
  • Bad posture or lifting techniques
  • Illness and certain medical conditions

Contact Your Local Boca Raton Chiropractor

If a nerve is only slightly compressed or pinched and can be corrected, there usually is no long-term damage. When the nerves heal and regain normal function, the pain subsides. However, if the damage is allowed to linger or worsen, and the compression is not alleviated and the pinched nerve remains compromised for a long period of time, chronic pain and permanent nerve damage can occur. This is why it is important to get routine adjustments with your local chiropractor and why you need to discuss any and all symptoms with them. If you are in need of a Boca Raton chiropractor to take care of your unique contact us today for a consultation!