• Blog >
  • Pinched Nerve Problems
RSS Feed

Pinched Nerve Problems

A pinched nerve can be very painful to deal with. It can occur from a variety of problems related to the back, neck, shoulders, legs, or wrists. A pinched nerve can prevent someone from participating in their daily activities (ADL's), including work-related priorities. A pinched nerve occurs when excess pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. This compression causes a great deal of pain and can become a chronic condition. Our staff at West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE, can diagnose and treat the underlying cause of pinched nerves through holistic chiropractic care.

Symptoms

The intensity of the symptoms can vary heavily from person to person. Some may only experience mild numbness, while others will feel extreme pain in the affected area. While the magnitude of the symptoms can vary, people suffering from a pinched nerve tend to exhibit the following: 

  • Numbness or a lack of feeling in the area of the associated nerve

  • Sharp, aching or burning pain near or on the area

  • General tingling, or a feeling of pins and needles under the skin 

  • Loss of muscle strength in the affected area

Getting immediate help

At the first sign that you may have a pinched nerve, the best thing to do is contact a chiropractor. By applying pressure in the centralized area, they can relieve tension and ease the pain from the pinched nerve. Our Omaha chiropractor works with many types of injuries, including spinal disc injuries, sprains and strains, sport-related incidents, and auto injury problems.  A chiropractor may suggest a session with a massage therapist as well. 

Prevention methods

Once the pinched nerve has healed, you should try to prevent a relapse or another occurrence from happening again. Maintaining good posture and healthy eating habits can help prevent a pinched nerve from reoccurring. You should not cross your legs or lie in a single position for long periods of time. Exercising regularly, along with strength training may also prevent a pinched nerve problem. If your job requires you to sit down a great deal, then taking short and frequent walking breaks are a good idea. 

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Here at the West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic in Omaha, NE, we are dedicated to delivering quality chiropractic care to Omaha and the surrounding areas. If you need any more information on pinched nerve problems or damage, please contact us at (402) 334-4700. We look forward to assisting you in all your chiropractic care needs.