What is a 'Pinched' Nerve and How to 'Un-Pinch' it

The issue of pinched nerves can bring unimaginable pain for the affected individual. It is not exactly what any person would refer to as a good time.

Apart from causing pain, a compressed or pinched nerve can cause numbness, tingling and weakness in your leg or arm, none of which are pleasant situations (because the type of pain caused by a compressed nerve can be debilitating).

When the nerves leave your spinal column, they only have little protection. So if a disc, bone or ligament get near such a nerve, the pain is extremely debilitating.

The pain can begin there and then travel through the entire length of the affected nerve root, which ultimately results in pain that also radiates into your legs and arms. Let us just say that the nerves do not like being pushed around or tampered with.

How You Can 'Un-Pinch' a Nerve

Un-pinching a nerve that is compressed is important because it can make things much better for the affected individual. You can experience relief by simply taking pressure off of the affected nerves. This can be achieved during chiropractic adjustments.

Research has found that chiropractic adjustments can reduce pinching or compression on your delicate nerve roots. In fact, applying only a small amount of pressure on the affected nerve can give you relief.

  • Because the nerves connect and communicate with every tissue, organ, and cell in the body it is one of the most important components of the body.

  • When you suffer bone spurs, disc problems or ligament overgrowth, there can be excessive pressure on the nerves which in turn can cause serious pain.

  • Chiropractic adjustments can gently open the canals or holes, of your spine, ultimately decreasing the amount of pressure on the affected nerves which will help you feel better and function optimally.

Take Care of your Spine and Nerves

Chiropractic adjustments can help you reduce pressure on pinched nerves. Pinched nerves are a very common problem today. If you take a look around you'll see many individuals either walking crooked or bent towards one side of their body. Most times this can be the result of having a pinched nerve. Because they are looking for relief from the pain, they walk crooked to lean away from pain or to open up the nerve channels.

However, we can find relief from issues like these by staying active regularly, always maintaining a complete range of motion, and going for periodic chiropractic care.

Chiropractic adjustments can offer you relief from the pain and you can be sure of standing tall for many years to come without worrying about the common problem of nerve pinching.

Pinched nerves can result in severe low back pain and neck pain, as well as arm pain and leg pain

Scientific References

  1. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2016. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association 2012. Cervical radiculopathy: a systematic review on treatment by spinal manipulation and measurement with the Neck Disability Index.

  2. Symptomatic, MRI Confirmed, Lumbar Disc Herniations: A Comparison of Outcomes Depending on the Type and Anatomical Axial Location of the Hernia in Patients Treated With High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulation.

Stephen Lee