Pinched Nerve In Tallahassee, FL

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of a Pinched Nerve

 If you've ever felt a pinched nerve in your neck or back then you know how painful and annoying it can be.  Many people get a sharp pain when they turn their head or bend a certain way.  If this is you, then your not alone, about 50-60 percent of americans have had a pinched nerve at one time in their life.  Most people think they can stretch or use ice to make the pinch nerve heal up.  However, if the neck or back pain does not go away within a week, it is a good idea to see a chiropractor to have your spine alignment examined and corrected, if needed.

Some Causes of Pinched Nerves

Chronic, long term neck pain can be attributed to a number of things, including:  poor ergonomics at the computer, sleeping position (Stomach sleeping aggravates the neck and the surrounding ligaments and muscles), cracking or popping your own neck or back, Text neck is neck pain from excessive staring at wireless devices/computers, workplace related poor ergonomics, whiplash caused by a car crash, sports injury, a slip and fall or even a blow to the head.  Many people inadvertently hit their heads like when they get in or out of a car.  If left untreated, minor neck or back injuries often worsen causing severe pain, making it hard to sleep or perform daily activities.  Neck pain often triggers other conditions such as back pain or pinched nerves as people often compensate to avoid the neck pain.  

Pinched Nerve Symptoms

  • Numbness/Tingling in arms and hands
  • Tense neck and shoulders
  • Poor sleeping
  • shooting pains down the leg or in the hip
  • loss of grip strength
  • Neck makes a popping or cracking sound
  • Stiffness or soreness in neck especially when turning head
  • Head Tilt or Rotated in pictures
  • Heaviness of arm
  • Difficulty Turning Head
  • Sharp shooting pains

Pinched Nerve Treatments

  • Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy offers gentle treatments for pinched nerves with the AO Treatment plus medical massage therapy.  
  • Trigger Point Massage Therapy is helpful for releasing nerve impingements especially in the forearm, shoulder or calf muscles.