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  • Writer's pictureDalton Tolliver

Causes of Pinched Nerves

What Causes a Pinched Nerve?

Pinched nerves, medically termed nerve compression or radiculopathy, can be a source of discomfort and hinder your daily activities. Here are some common culprits behind pinched nerves:

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1. Herniated Discs: 

When the gel-like material inside spinal discs protrudes and presses on nearby nerves, it can lead to nerve compression. Causes include age-related degeneration, trauma, or repetitive stress on the spine.

2. Bone Spurs: 

Osteophytes, or bone spurs, can develop on vertebrae due to conditions like arthritis. These bony growths narrow the space around nerves, causing compression and irritation.

3. Spinal Stenosis: 

This condition involves the narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on the nerves passing through it. Age-related changes, such as ligament thickening or bone overgrowth, can contribute to spinal stenosis.

4. Injury or Trauma: 

Sudden compression or injury to spinal nerves can occur due to traumatic events like car accidents or falls. Repetitive motions or poor posture over time can also lead to nerve compression.

5. Poor Posture: 

Slouching or hunching over can stress the spine and its surrounding structures, leading to misalignments, disc degeneration, and nerve compression over time.

6. Overuse or Repetitive Stress: 

Activities involving repetitive motions or overuse of certain muscles increase the risk of pinched nerves. Prolonged pressure or strain on nerves can cause inflammation and compression, resulting in symptoms like pain, numbness, or tingling.

Finding Relief and Restoration

Understanding the underlying causes of pinched nerves is crucial for effective treatment and prevention. At Seven Bridges Chiropractic, we specialize in personalized care to address pinched nerves and restore spinal health. Our comprehensive approach may include chiropractic adjustments, muscle release, acupuncture, dry needling, therapeutic exercises, lifestyle modifications, and ergonomic advice to alleviate symptoms and prevent recurrence.

Don't let pinched nerves hold you back from living your best life.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards relief. Your journey to wellness starts here! Stay tuned to our blog for more insights, tips, and success stories on achieving optimal health through chiropractic care and holistic wellness practices. Together, let's unlock your body's innate ability to heal and thrive.

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