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Pinched Nerve

Align Healing Center Inc.

Chiropractic & Functional Medicine located in Danville, CA

A persistent stabbing or burning pain may be the first sign you have a pinched nerve. Using a functional medicine approach, the team at Align Healing Center offers effective solutions for relieving pain and other symptoms of a pinched nerve. At their Danville, California, practice, the skilled staff offers a variety of treatments, including gentle chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression to quickly relieve pain and increase your ability to function. Find out more about customized treatments and prevention options for pinched nerve pain by calling the office today or booking an appointment online.

Pinched Nerve Q & A

What is a pinched nerve?

A pinched nerve is a common condition that results when excess pressure is put on a nerve. Often, this pressure comes from surrounding tissues and bone due to inflammation or structural misalignments in the body.

A pinched nerve can occur anywhere in the body, especially in the spine, neck, and back. You can also experience a pinched nerve in the wrist, a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

As a result of this pressure, the nerve doesn’t function properly, causing pain and other symptoms.

What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?

In addition to a persistent burning or stabbing pain in the area surrounding the nerve, you can also develop symptoms like:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pins-and-needles sensation

The pain of a pinched nerve can radiate into other parts of your body. When a pinched nerve occurs in your back or legs, it can affect your mobility and increase your risk for injury from falls.

In some cases, a pinched nerve can resolve on its own. However, if pain continues to worsen and isn’t relieved by rest and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, the team at Align Healing Center can help.

What treatments are available for a pinched nerve?

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to relieve compression on nerves throughout the body. Dr. Maimone uses gentle chiropractic adjustments in the area around the affected nerve to reduce pressure and address misalignments in the nearby bones.

If you have a pinched nerve, Dr. Maimone may recommend spinal decompression therapy, a treatment that allows your spine to stretch and reduces pressure on the nerve without the need for invasive surgery. Anyone who has back, neck, arm, or leg pain caused by a degenerated or damaged disc may be helped by spinal decompression. 

Spinal decompression is often coupled with manual chiropractic adjustments and Class IV laser therapy. Together, this trifecta releases the pressure put on the pinched nerve and eases the body back into a state of alignment, allowing for a painless recovery. 

The Align Healing Center team can also use the ArthroStim® chiropractic adjustment tool that brings awareness to specific areas of your body that need realignment to function properly.

In addition to these therapies, the staff at Align Healing Center offers SpectraCell lab work to reduce your risk for pinched nerves in the future. They assess your nutritional makeup through on-site testing to determine how your deficiencies and activities put you at risk for chronic pain and mobility issues due to a pinched nerve.

Find out which noninvasive treatment for a pinched nerve is right for you by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.