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  • Writer's pictureDalton Tolliver

How to Treat a Pinched Nerve

Welcome to the Seven Bridges Chiropractic blog! Pinched nerves, also known as nerve compression, can cause significant discomfort and impact your quality of life. As experienced chiropractors, we're here to guide you on how to alleviate pinched nerve symptoms and promote healing.

Options to Treat a Pinched Nerves

  1. Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulations, are a cornerstone of pinched nerve treatment. Our chiropractors use gentle and precise techniques to realign the spine, relieve pressure on nerves, and restore proper nerve function. By addressing spinal misalignments, chiropractic adjustments can alleviate pain, numbness, and tingling associated with pinched nerves.

  2. Muscle release techniques, such as myofascial release or trigger point therapy, focus on releasing tension and tightness in muscles surrounding the affected nerve. By targeting muscle knots and adhesions, these techniques can alleviate pressure on the nerve and reduce associated pain and discomfort. At Seven Bridges Chiropractic, we use multiple muscle release techniques to help release the pinched nerve.

  3. Dry needling involves the insertion of thin needles into trigger points or tight muscles to stimulate a healing response and release muscle tension. This technique can help reduce muscle spasms and alleviate pressure on nerves, providing relief from pinched nerve symptoms.

  4. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to restore the flow of energy and alleviate pain. In the context of pinched nerves, acupuncture can help reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and promote relaxation, offering relief from associated symptoms.

  5. Massage therapy can help reduce muscle tension and inflammation around the affected nerve, providing relief from pinched nerve symptoms. We have great relationships with skilled massage therapists who use various techniques to target tight muscles, improve circulation, and promote relaxation, facilitating the healing process and enhancing overall well-being. If this is something you need, we make the referral seamless for ease of care.

  6. Physiotherapy focuses on strengthening and stretching exercises to improve flexibility, mobility, and posture. Our chiropractors design personalized treatment plans to address specific weaknesses or imbalances contributing to pinched nerve symptoms. Through targeted exercises and manual techniques, physiotherapy can help alleviate pain and prevent future episodes of nerve compression.

  7. Heat and cold therapy can provide temporary relief from pinched nerve symptoms by reducing inflammation and soothing irritated nerves. Applying a heating pad or warm compress to the affected area can help relax tight muscles and improve blood flow. Alternatively, icing the area can numb the area and reduce swelling, alleviating pain and discomfort.

  8. Electrical stimulation, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), can help block pain signals and promote healing of damaged nerves. This non-invasive therapy involves applying electrical currents to the skin, stimulating nerve fibers and triggering the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers.

  9. Making lifestyle modifications can help prevent further aggravation of pinched nerves and promote long-term healing. Our chiropractors provide guidance on ergonomics, posture correction, and proper body mechanics to reduce strain on the spine and nerves. Additionally, incorporating stress management techniques, such as mindfulness or relaxation exercises, can help alleviate tension and promote overall well-being.

Start Your Healing Journey with Us

Treating a pinched nerve requires a comprehensive approach that addresses the underlying cause of nerve compression and provides targeted therapies for symptom relief. Seven Bridges Chiropractic conveniently located in the downtown of Jacksonville, Fl, offers a range of effective treatments, including chiropractic adjustments, muscle release, dry needling, acupuncture, physiotherapy, lifestyle modifications, and seamless referrals to specialists if necessary.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards relief from pinched nerve symptoms and improved spinal health.

Phone: (904) 582-5200

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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