Chiropractor for pinched nerves in the neck

July 22, 2022

Chiropractor for pinched nerves in the neck

At BCW, patients often report that they have a pinched nerve in their neck. Many people suffer from a pinched nerve at some point in their lives, no matter what part of the body, but especially in the neck.

Many people think that a pinched nerve in the neck requires surgery to correct, but that is not always the case.

Then comes the big question: do you know exactly what a pinched nerve is? And more importantly, what are the causes and what are the best treatment options?

What is a pinched nerve? How does it develop?

A pinched nerve occurs when a lot of pressure is put on one of your nerves in your bones, cartilages, muscles or tendons. This interrupts the nerve’s ability and function, causing pain and other symptoms.

It can become irritated, being compressed by inflammation, or being pinched by other vertebrae in the misaligned spine. And it can occur anywhere in the spine, for example:

  • Cervical spine: neck;
  • Thoracic spine: upper to middle back;
  • Lumbar spine: lower back.

And how/why do pinched nerves occur?

As we said before, the nerve is compressed by the surrounding tissue, resulting in nerve entrapment. Some of the most common causes of pinched nerves are:

  • Problems and issues related to weight and obesity;
  • Some traumatic injuries from sports or a car accident;
  • Stress from poor work ergonomics;
  • Some athletic hobbies that can lead to pinched nerves.

There are some conditions that can also lead to pinched nerves, such as osteoarthritis, Disc Herniation or bulging discs.

You should see your healthcare provider often so they can identify any conditions that may be related to a pinched nerve and help you with your treatment plan.

What are the most common symptoms of pinched nerves in the neck?

Here are the most common symptoms you can use to recognize when you have a pinched nerve in your neck:

  • Intense and stabbing pain that radiates to your arms and shoulders;
  • Numbness or tingling;
  • Intense headaches or migraines;
  • Burning sensation in the arms, legs, or even fingers and toes;
  • The feeling that certain parts of the body have “fallen asleep.”

So watch for these symptoms and see a doctor to help you understand what you can help you treat the pain and release your pinched nerve. If you don’t know which doctor to see, why not make an appointment with a Chiropractor?

How does Chiropractic Care help with a pinched nerve in the Neck?

In most cases, as mentioned earlier, the pinched nerve is caused by a misalignment of the spine related to the tissues of the body. These tissues should not be pressing on your body’s nerves, and if that’s the case, they need to be realigned.

This is why a chiropractor is the best practitioner to help you with your pinched nerve in the neck! A chiropractor knows how to use manual therapy to adjust the entire body – including your neck – to get your spine back into proper position.

This stops the spine and tissues from pressing on a nerve, relieving pain in the neck, back, shoulders and arms.

And chiropractors get to the root of the problem, not just the symptoms themselves. A treatment plan is created to help you improve your posture and habits, not just to eliminate your pain.

If you do not get the right treatment, your spine and nerves will continue to be pinched, and the condition will actually worsen over time.

Therefore, chiropractic treatment is not only recommended immediately, but also to prevent pinched nerves.

Meet our specialists now! Visit us here at BCW NYC and make your pain go away.