Oakville Chiropractor Treatment on Pinched Nerves happen on a daily basis. From car accidents and whiplash to baby seats and sciatica we have you covered for all types of pinched nerve injuries.
Everyone has felt it: that sharp, stabbing pain in our shoulder, leg or neck. Sometimes we attribute it to a sports injury or blame it on getting old. Many feel the only way to treat this pain is to take pain killers or simply live with it. But ‘pinched nerves’ are a pain you don’t have to live with and there are some simple strategies to help ease the pain and tension forever.
Know Your Pain
Many diseases and medical conditions can mask themselves as pain in the arms, shoulders or legs such as heart attacks, stroke or arthritis. Consult with your medical professional to ensure the pain you are experiencing isn’t something more dangerous or life threatening.
Understand Your Pinched Nerve Pain from your Oakville Chiropractor
A pinched nerve is the result of a nerve that is under pressure. Symptoms can include tingling, burning sensation, numbness or shooting pains in the legs, neck, shoulder or arms. Pinched nerves can also reflect pain in other areas of the body.
- A pinched nerve in the back may cause pain to the calf area of the leg. This type of pain is described as ‘sciatica’. It is usually coming from the middle portion of your bum. This is a real pain in the butt to fix, with treatment times taking between 6 weeks and 6 months. So if you or someone you know lives in Oakville and needs Sciatica treatment, get them in to our Chiropractic Team as soon as possible.
- A nerve root impingement in the neck may cause pain or weakness in the forearm. This could be caused from sleeping on the couch, driving or even sneezing. The reasoning for pinched nerves in the neck are endless and every month our patients push the boundaries of what should cause a injury in their cervical spine.
- A lower back or lumbar-sacral spine can result in pain in hip or bum. A Sacral Iliac Joint issue or glteal muscle injury can cause sharp localized pain in the low back or outside of hip. Patients usually complain about pain while sitting or moving from sitting to standing.
- Learn more about your possible Glute or SI Injury HERE.
3 Major Types of Pinched Nerves
Cervical Spine Pinched Nerve
Are you suffering from a stiff and painful neck with radiating pain into your shoulder/arm or hand. This could be the result of a pinched cervical nerve. A pinched nerve in your neck from a vertebra compressing a nerve root can cause numbness/tingling/burning/stabbing pain anywhere from your shoulder to your the tips of hands. Upper cervical nerves cause pain your shoulder and upper arm while the lower nerves of your neck can cause shooting type pains all the way to your fingers. An example of this is the C6 nerve being compressed, the referral will go to your thumb and pointer finger of your hand, make a 6 with your fingers and impress your friends at parties. Nerve referral patterns can be found here.
Rib Subluxation Pinched Nerve
Rib subluxation are almost always misdiagnosed by the medical doctors in Oakville. Too many times we get patients complaining of chronic mid back, under the shoulder pain that wraps around to the front of their chest of stomach. Some of these patients have been suffering for months or even years. X-rays, MRI, blood work, days of work to the cardiologist all to come back with negative results all the pain to have been caused by a mis-diagnosed subluxated rib. If you are suffering from pain, about an inch or so off one side of your spine that you cant seem to press or pull or stretch out its most likely a problem with your rib head. Welding, vacuuming, sneezing and yard duties are the major causes. however, in this computer driven society the biggest problem we find at our clinic is a tight and restricted thoracic spine. This causes the rib heads to over compensate in ways they are not meant to work due to the tighntess of the mid back.
Let Your Oakville Chiropractor Treat Your Pinched Nerve Pain
The team at Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre works with patients to come up with a care plan that will lead to a long-term pain-free life. A chiropractor can help you get on the path to better health and wellness through spine adjustment and modern modalities. It is important to take action as soon as possible to prevent further nerve damage from occurring. Ignoring the problem can result in permanent damage or the deadening of nerves. Evaluate the activities that cause the pain and find out if there are ways to reduce the strain on your body or avoid the pain altogether.
Chiropractic treatment in Oakville can help relax the tension around these muscles and help revive the blood flow in these areas. This releases the strain on the muscles and prevents pain from reoccurring.
To arrange a consultation call the Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre at 905-827-4197 or visit the offices at 1131 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville.