Pinched Nerves Create Intense Pain
Pinched nerves can create highly intense pain. This can happen when a misaligned disc, vertebrae, or bone spur comes in direct contact with the spinal cord or a nerve. The smallest amount of pressure can sometimes cause discomfort or even extreme pain. If you have experienced a pinched nerve you are acutely aware of the levels of discomfort and pain that can be involved.
Nerves exit the brain and spinal cord. These nerves are designed to carry messages from the brain to all parts of the body. If pressure is applied to nerves they are considered pinched nerves. These are often painful. Neck pain is a common complaint. So is back pain. These pressured nerves often disrupt the brains normal ability to communicate with other parts of the body. This is not a good thing! The brain needs to fully be able to communicate with our bodies for optimum health.
What Causes Pinched Nerves?
Accidents, injuries, and growing older are all normal causes of pinched nerves. Auto accidents and sudden injuries can be obvious causes. However, a herniated disc or arthritis of the spine are also common causes of pinched nerves. These are both degenerative spinal conditions and often times apply unwanted pressure to the spine or nerves. This unwanted pressure generally results in discomfort and more often pain. The pain can be slight and tolerable. It can also be a heavy dull pain or sharp and excruciating. Therefore, no matter what the cause for this condition, Do Not let it go untreated!
Treatments for Pinched Nerves;
The most important thing that needs to happen is a physical examination to determine the root cause of your discomfort or pain. If your chiropractor or family doctor has determined that pinched nerves are the cause of your discomfort and pain you can expect some of the following as a treatment;
- Over the Counter or Prescription Pain Relief
- Dietary Evaluations and Recommendations
- Exercise and Controlled Movement
- Massage Therapy
- Therapy Tables
- Spinal Adjustments
- Therapeutic Chiropractic Regimen
The discomfort that arises from a nerve that is under pressure or pinched is unique to all of us. Therefore, it should not be surprising that the treatment be unique as well. Don’t compare your treatment plan with one of your friends or someone else. Their body and circumstances are different and unique to them.
Finally, pain is a signal from your brain that something is wrong. Do yourself a huge favor and don’t ignore it. If the Aleve or Tylenol just isn’t working like it use to Contact a Professional at your earliest convenience. After all, if you take care of your body it will take care of you . . . . and you’ll feel better too!