The term “pinched nerve” is often used to describe the pain associated with various nerve injuries including subluxations, tunnel syndromes and referred pain from certain trigger points. In fact, what most people refer to as a “pinched nerve” is normally an irritated or inflamed nerve where the nerve itself is not actually pinched.
A pinched nerve actually occurs when there is “compression” (pressure) on a nerve. This pressure can be caused by the following:
Symptoms of a pinched nerve often include:
You may also find that these symptoms worsen when you try certain movements, such as turning your head or straining your neck. Treatment for pinched nerves is often more complex than treating a simple spinal subluxation, but spine & wellness care can offer significantly beneficial results when combined with other physical therapies, such as exercises, stretches and sports massage treatments.
At the EDGE Wellness Clinic, we offer all of our clients thorough evaluations before we administer a determined spine & wellness care treatment for pinched nerve syndromes. We utilise the appropriate assessment methods to isolate the exact cause of your nerve pain, thereby enabling us to provide you with the most effective course of treatment for your particular syndrome.
By undergoing regular spine & wellness treatment combined with specific massage therapy – which actively targets the pinched nerve, you can prevent severe or long term nerve irritation or compression. If left untreated, nerve syndromes can escalate and lead to permanent nerve damage. If you think you may have a “pinched nerve” it is crucial that you seek professional wellness care as soon as possible.
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