Are you experiencing pain, weakness, tingling, or numbness? It can be a result of a compressed or pinched nerve...
A Compressed Nerve is also known as a Pinched Nerve.
A compressed or pinched nerve is a result of too much pressure being applied to a nerve by surrounding structures, such as tendons, muscles, bones, and cartilage. Pain, weakness, tingling, and numbness can all be a result of a compressed nerve.
A compressed or pinched nerve can happen throughout the body. For example, a pinched or compressed nerve in the wrist can result in numbness, pain, or weakness in the hand and fingers, ie. Carpal Tunnel.
A Herniated Nucleus Pulposus or HNP (herniated disc) in the lower spine can create pressure on a nerve which in turn can cause numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain down the leg and feet.
Signs and Symptoms of a Compressed or Pinched Nerve
- Numbness or hypoesthesia (decreased sensation)
- Radiating sharp, aching, or burning pain
- Tingling, pins and needles sensations (paresthesia)
- Muscle weakness
- Frequent feeling that a limp, foot, or hand has fallen asleep
How Are Compressed or Pinched Nerves Diagnosed?
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve Conduction Study
- High-Resolution Ultrasounds
- Diagnostic Spinal Injections
- Chiropractic Evaluations
- Clinical Examinations (Neurological Testing)
Treatments that Mask the Symptoms and May Make the Overall Problem Worse
- Pain Medication
- Muscle Relaxer Medication
- Cortisone Injections
Surgical Treatments for Compressed or Pinched Nerves
- Endoscopic Discectomy
- Endoscopic Foraminoplasty
Effective Non-Invasive Treatments
- Specific Spinal Adjustments
- Nonsurgical Disc Restoration Therapy NDR