Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of a Pinched Nerve
Does it feel like your neck or back has a pinched nerve? Do you get a sharp pain when you turn a certain way? Are you feeling numbness or tingling in your shoulder or down your arm or legs? Your not alone, many other people are in the same annoying situation with an estimated 65% of americans suffering from some sort of on going neck or back pain. Many people also feel tense and aching shoulders as well. Most of us think the neck or back aches and pains will eventually go away especially with the right pillow, exercise or stretch. However, if the neck or back pains have been persistent longer than a week, its probably time to check the spine alignment to see if nerves are being pinched in the neck or back.
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.
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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.