Have you ever dealt with a pinched nerve? If so, you know that they can cause temporary or long-lasting problems. Pinched nerves are typically pinched from a disc that’s herniated, bulging, or protruding. The disc can put pressure on a spinal nerve, negatively affecting the normal nerve flow which results in pain radiating away from the source – more often than not into an extremity. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at pinched nerves and how our Woburn chiropractor can resolve the issue.

Causes of Pinched Nerves

Keep in mind that nerves extend from your brain and spinal cord, sending messages throughout your body. Nerve compression, meanwhile, is the body’s warning sign for pain. But how did it all start? Well, pressure on a nerve may be the result of repetitive motions, for example. It’s important to know that nerves are most vulnerable in places where they travel through narrow spaces but don’t have much soft tissue to protect them. Let’s say that you’re experiencing pressure on a nerve root exiting the spine, causing neck or lower back pain. This particular symptom may result from changes that develop in the spine’s discs and bones.

What to Look for

There are a variety of symptoms when it comes to nerve compression. Interestingly, you may have additional symptoms besides pain. Here are some of the more common symptoms of pinched nerves:

  • Pain, particularly in the lower back or neck
  • Radiating pain, such as sciatica
  • Numbness or tingling
  • The feeling of a burning sensation
  • Weakness with certain activities

Pinched Nerve Treatment

While anti-inflammatory drugs may reduce swelling and pain, they don’t address the problem. At our health and wellness center in Woburn, we focus on eliminating the root of the problem, allowing you to stay healthy. With that said, you can trust us knowing that our expert chiropractic care will get you back to feeling great. Dr. Moramarco will often use spinal manipulation paired with adjunctive therapies, such as ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, trigger point therapy, and/or cold/heat therapy to help expedite the pinched nerve healing process. Dr. Moramarco doesn’t just believe in pain management, but rather overall wellness.

Why Choose Us for Chiropractic Care?

With more than three decades as a chiropractor in Woburn, there’s no question that Dr.Moramarco is the trusted expert for low back pain, neck pain, injury rehabilitation, and scoliosis. Our team uses only the most state-of-the-art equipment and healing atmosphere coupled with Dr. Moramarco’s experience. When you come to us for a chiropractic adjustment, we will customize a treatment plan just for you. There are no two plans that are exactly the same with our patients.   

Even if you’ve never had a chiropractic adjustment, we invite you to give Moramarco Chiropractic a shot. Chiropractic focuses on the body’s ability to heal itself by removing subluxations. Our treatments never involve risky drugs or surgery. Rather, we place an emphasis on restoring health so that the spine and nervous system function in an optimal manner. Check out the variety of conditions that can be resolved with chiropractic from an experienced chiropractor.

Whether it’s a pinched nerve or something completely different, see what Dr. Moramarco can do for you. Call us today to make your appointment.