A pinched nerve is a common cause of radiating neck and back pain. Dr. Jack Schtierman, Dr. Gregg Pressman, and the team specialize in spine health at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC on Broadway and 39th in Midtown Manhattan and provide spinal and joint adjustments to treat a pinched nerve. Call 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC today or schedule an appointment at their office in New York City by booking online to get relief from your neck or back pain.
A pinched nerve occurs when you have compression of a nerve from surrounding tissue. The compression, or pinching, affects nerve function, causing inflammation, pain, tingling, or numbness.
Stopping nerve compression is the only way to alleviate the pain and restore nerve function. When left untreated, the ongoing compression may cause permanent nerve damage.
Pinched nerves occur in many areas of the body. Whenever your foot “falls asleep,” you’re experiencing a pinched nerve. However, there are certain areas of the body where pinched nerves occur more often, including:
Pinched nerves in the neck may cause stiffness, headaches, and shoulder pain. The compression may occur from bone spurs or a herniated disc.
Sciatica is a common type of pinched nerve that involves the lower back. Like the neck, the compression occurs as the nerve exits the spine from bone spurs or a herniated disc.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs from compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, causing numbness, tingling, and burning in the hand.
Pressure on the ulnar nerve in the elbow joint may cause tingling sensations that radiate from the elbow.
You can also have pinched nerves in your thoracic spine that causes pain in the chest.
You should seek chiropractic care for a pinched nerve at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC as soon as you start having symptoms. Early intervention can correct the underlying cause of the pinching and prevent permanent damage.
The team asks detailed questions about your symptoms. They review your medical history and perform a physical exam, paying close attention to the alignment of your spine and joints. They may also perform an X-ray to confirm or rule out the cause of your pinched nerve.
The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC collaborates with you when creating your pinched nerve treatment plan. Treatment depends on the location of your pinched nerves, the cause, and the severity of your symptoms.
Your plan may include:
Proper alignment of the spine and joints can relieve the pressure on the nerve, alleviating your symptoms.
To learn more about treatments for pinched nerves, call 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC or schedule an appointment online today.