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.