Pinched Nerve

Is a pinched nerve wreaking havoc in your life? Dr. Moe Abtahi at Family Chiropractic Spinal Health Care Center in Ramsey, NJ, provides effective, personalized care for lasting relief.

Pinched Nerve: What It Is and How to Treat It

Whether you call it a pinched nerve, compressed nerve, or compacted nerve, one thing is sure – it can cause a lot of pain and suffering. Often, when a nerve becomes compressed, sufferers are told that surgical intervention is necessary. Fortunately, this is typically not the case. In this guide, Dr. Abtahi and the team at Family Chiropractic Spinal Health Care Center in Ramsey, NJ, explain exactly what a pinched nerve is, how it happens, and how it can be treated through natural methods.

What Does a Pinched Nerve Really Mean?

A pinched nerve is a condition in which something is putting pressure on a nerve. That pressure cuts off or restricts nerve function, which causes pain, tingling, numbness, and more. Additionally, it can prevent messages from being sent to and from the brain that are necessary to keep the body functioning properly.

What Causes a Pinched Nerve?

One of the most common causes of a pinched nerve is a herniated disc. This occurs when pressure on a spinal disc causes it to tear and allows the inner filling to escape. This filling often spills onto the nerve.

There are many things that can cause a herniated disc, including daily life, spinal misalignment, sitting for a prolonged period, auto or sports injuries, disc degeneration, and improper lifting techniques.

How to Treat a Pinched Nerve Without Surgery

The most natural method of treating pinched nerves is by removing the issue that is causing the compression. This is an area in which chiropractic care shines – finding the root cause and correcting it. How, exactly, a pinched nerve is addressed depends on what’s causing the pressure. Adjustments and decompression therapy are very effective for this. Adjustments correct misalignment while decompression therapy stretches the spine. This stretching motion pulls discs back into place, pulls their filling back in, and draws healing nutrients to the discs for them to heal and rehydrate.

Corrective exercises are also beneficial, as are lifestyle recommendations. Corrective exercises aim to stretch and strengthen the spine, keeping it healthy and aligned. Lifestyle guidance can help break unhealthy spinal habits and build good ones, such as practicing better posture and lifting techniques.

Don’t just live with the pain of a pinched nerve. Call (201) 995-9900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Abtahi at Family Chiropractic Spinal Health Care Center in Ramsey, NJ, today.