Pinched nerve

What causes a pinched nerve?

 

A pinched nerve is usually a result of an obstruction to the nerves known as a subluxation. A subluxation is a vertebrae shifted out of its normal alignment that can result in swelling, muscle tightness, or nerve irritation.  This nerve interference (the “pinched” nerve) renders the nervous system unable to perform its function of transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body.  This can cause a number of different symptoms including pain, numbness and tingling – just to name a few.  Just like most other conditions the pinched nerve will get worse over time if it is not properly handled. 

 

Chiropractic seeks to restore the body to optimal working order by removing subluxation.  Removing subluxations (or “unpinching” the nerve) gives your body the best chance to heal and return to its normal function.  Chiropractic adjustments remove subluxations, as opposed to drugs which just cover their symptoms.

 

If you or a family member would like to know more, call Wilson Family Chiropractic at (651) 797-4238 for a free consultation. 

Auto Accidents

At Wilson Family Chiropractic, we treat many patients who have been injured in auto accidents. These injuries can include whiplash, neck pain, headaches, upper back pain, low back pain, and pain in the extremities. Often people only seek medical attention for injuries that are very evident such as broken bones or cuts. Neck and back injuries are usually not treated at the emergency room or by your medical doctor, and they may not be evident right away. At Wilson Family Chiropractic we have the latest imaging techniques to help identify and treat neck and back injuries. Often the full extent of soft tissue injuries is not present or evident for days to weeks after an accident. Scar tissue can form from untreated injuries, leading to long-term pain and a longer recovery process.  Auto insurance is responsible for paying your medical bills (including chiropractic services) regardless of who is at fault. If you wait too long after your accident and your insurance claim is closed, you may be responsible for paying for all or a portion of your treatments.  When you get off the phone with your insurance company following an auto accident, give Wilson Family Chiropractic a call and set up a consultation with Dr. Cliff. Its never too late to get chiropractic treatment for your car accident injuries. But keep in mind the sooner they are treated, the faster and easier it is to get you on the road to recovery.