Treatment for Pinched Nerve from Your Tuscaloosa Chiropractor
Victims of work injuries or auto accidents can suffer a painful pinched nerve (cervical radiculopathy) if cervical nerves providing sensation to the neck, arms and shoulders are compressed by displaced upper vertebrae or a ruptured disc. When they need effective treatment by their chiropractor, Tuscaloosa and Northport area residents depend on Dr. Richardson and Dr. Fowler to provide rapid pain relief from a pinched nerve with adjustments and spinal decompression therapy that does not involve surgery or medications.
Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve in Neck and Upper Back
In addition to pain, signs of pinched or compressed nerves include:
- Pain that radiates out of the neck and into the back (could indicate sciatica)
- Tingling, numbness or burning sensations in the neck, upper back, and shoulders
- Weakness when performing activities involving head, neck and shoulder movement
- Worsening of pain, weakness, and numbness if the neck is strained or your head is turned
Failing to treat a pinched nerve in the neck may result in deterioration of the nerve's protective barrier. The buildup of fluid around the nerve may cause swelling, increase pressure and promote scarring which can interfere with the ability of the nerve to function properly.
Pinched Nerves in the Lower Back
If your Tuscaloosa chiropractor diagnoses you with a pinched nerve in your lower back, you may have a bulging or herniated disc pressing against sensitive lumbar nerves. Treatment for pinched nerves in the back involves the same chiropractic treatments that relieve a pinched nerve in neck--spinal decompression therapy and/or spinal adjustments.
Why Visit a Chiropractor for Treatment of a Pinched Nerve?
Traditional physicians do not specialize in examining the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors like Dr. Richardson and Dr. Fowler possess in-depth knowledge of how your musculoskeletal and nervous system interact to support optimal functioning of physiological systems.
Chiropractic treatments such as spinal decompression and adjustments not only address and treat underlying causes of the cause of neck and back pain but also include holistic, complementary therapies. These drug-free and surgery-free therapies that can help reduce your risk of suffering future neck or back pain by healing inflamed nerves and strengthening ligaments, tendons, and muscles comprising your musculoskeletal system.
Contact Us Today
If you have symptoms of a pinched nerve, don't rely on home remedies or medications to provide only temporary pain relief. Call Crimson Chiropractic in Tuscaloosa today at 205-345-2009 to schedule an appointment.