Pinched Nerve

A “pinched nerve” may also be known as nerve compression or radiculopathy. This happens when surrounding tissues and structures put pressure on a nerve root. This physical impingement does not allow the nerve to function properly. Common symptoms of this condition include tingling, numbness and weakness in the area supplied by the affected nerve.

When a vertebrae moves out of position in your back, it puts increased stress on the function of nerves in that area. This misalignment and resultant impairment of nerve function is called a subluxation, and doctors of chiropractic are highly trained in finding and correcting these issues. Many patients have noticed that getting adjusted by a doctor of chiropractic restores proper nerve function.

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