Compressed Nerve

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? 

  • X-rays
  • 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
  • Epidurals

Surgical Treatments for Compressed or Pinched Nerves

  • Endoscopic Discectomy 
  • Endoscopic Foraminoplasty
  • Laminectomy

 Effective Non-Invasive Treatments

  • Specific Spinal Adjustments
  • Nonsurgical Disc Restoration Therapy NDR
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