Treatment for Pinched Nerves from Your Tulsa Chiropractor
A pinched nerve can cause a myriad of symptoms ranging from extreme pain to total numbness. Pinched nerves are often caused by auto accidents, sports injuries, heavy lifting, or any number of traumatic spinal events. Nerves can be "pinched", or compressed, by a vertebrae that has displaced, or by a disc that has herniated, or both. The swelling that occurs in tissue around the nerve can cause further pinching.
When relief is urgent, Tulsa residents turn to Dr. Chris Cole at Cole Chiropractic Clinic on 55th and Memorial in Tulsa. Dr. Cole has many years of experience providing adjustments and physical therapy modalities that provide relief without drugs or surgery.
Pinched Nerves in the Lower Back
In addition to extreme pain in the low back that can sometimes run down the hip and into the leg, symptoms of a pinched nerve can include:
- Tingling, pins and needles, numbness and burning sensations can occur in the low back, buttock, thigh, calf and/or into the foot.
- Weakness when standing, walking, bending or twisting.
- Sharp pain in the low back or hips upon movement
- Digestive issues
Over time, an untreated pinched nerve can start to develop permanent damage. The myelin sheath, the protective covering around the nerve will begin to deteriorate, and scar tissue will build up which prevents the nerve from functioning properly.
Pinched nerve in the Neck and Upper Back
Pinched nerves in the neck and upper back can cause pain that radiates into the shoulders, shoulder blades and down the spine between the shoulder blades. Some of the symptoms include:
- Numbness, tingling, pins and needles and burning sensations in the neck, shoulders, upper back, arms, wrists and hands.
- Weakness in the shoulders and arms.
- Sharp pain upon movement of the neck, shoulders and arms.
Should I visit a chiropractor for a pinched nerve?
A Mechanical Solution for a Mechanical Problem
Dr. Cole's treatment for pinched nerves often involves in-office therapies designed to reduce swelling around the nerve root and adjustments to normalize the position of the vertebrae.
Dr. Cole is a specialist in the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. With his in-depth knowledge his goal is always to encourage the optimal functioning of the nervous system and musculoskeletal system in your body.
If you have symptoms of a pinched nerve, don't suffer needlessly. Call Dr. Cole at Cole Chiropractic Clinic today at (918) 664-2273, or schedule an appointment online.