Nerves are bridge between spinal cord and brain which makes it very important part of our body. It transports messages from part of our body to the brain. Pinched Nerve can cause you light to chronic pain, numbness or tingling sensation caused by minor or severe damage.
Causes of Pinched Nerves :
Pinched Nerve occurs when a nerve is pressed or compressed due to misalignment in joints or degeneration in joints, or may be because of repetitive motion, or holding body in same position for long hours. Nerve compression often occurs when the nerve is pressed between tissues such as:
Hernia, Obesity and pregnancy can also cause pinched nerves.
Nerves are at risk and more vulnerable in places in the body where they pass through narrow spaces and have little soft tissue to protect them. Pinched nerve can occur at several places in the body. Like, in Hernia and sciatica the root of the pinched nerve causes pain in hips and legs both. Pinched nerves in wrist leads to numbness, burning sensation and pain in arms and fingers.
Pinched Nerve Symptoms:
- Numbness or Sharp, aching or burning pain, radiating pain
- Sharp , Burning , Tingling, \”pins and needles\” sensations
Sometimes the problems related to a pinched nerve can exaggerate while sleeping.
Pinched Nerves can repair themselves if they were compressed or pressed for a short amount of time but it may take several weeks or months for the symptoms to fully resolve. though, if the compression remains present for a long time, then it may be necessary to do surgery and remove material that\’s pressing on a nerve and causing the pain ,which may seem very difficult and risky.
If compression continues several days and doesn\’t respond to self-care measures, such as rest and pain killers, then you must visit chiropractic practitioner.
Chiropractic offers nonsurgical and effective way to heal pinched nerves. Chiropractor can identify the root cause of pinched nerves and can work on the root cause for permanent solution.