Our body’s nervous system is so complex that it’s not surprising that pinched nerves are a frequent health complaint. After all, there are a number of things that can put pressure on a nerve, from a bulging disc in your lower back to poorly aligned bones in your neck region.
Fortunately, REHABILITY in Freehold specialize in methods that help ease pressure off pinched nerves, relieving pain and increasing range of motion.
Types of Pinched Nerves
Among the types of pinched nerve problems our practice frequently treats are:
- Sciatica (lower back and leg pain)
- Cervical pinched nerve (neck pain)
- Thoracic pinched nerve (upper back, chest or abdomen pain)
Along with pain, people with pinched nerves may experience “pins and
affected area. They also experience restricted movement in the affected area.
REHABILITY Helps With Pinched Nerves
Adjustments are perhaps the treatments most associated with chiropractors. These spinal manipulations are ideal for pinched nerves, because a highly trained medical professional is able to explore for, and “nudge away,” any problematic muscles, bones or joints putting pressure on the problem nerve.
But spinal adjustments aren’t the only methods with which a chiropractor can ease a pinched nerve in your neck, back or limbs. Ultrasound machines target tissue with penetrating heat, which increases circulation and decreases pressure on the nearby pinched nerve. Ice therapy also relieves pressure on the nerve, by reducing inflammation on surrounding areas.
Finally, REHABILITY may use transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in order to gently shock the muscles out of the kind of spasms that put pressure on a nearby nerve.