If you are dealing with numbness or tingling in your back or shoulders, you may be wondering if you have a pinched nerve. While pinched nerves are quite common, the condition can also be very painful. At Back In Balance Wellness Center, our two clinics (in Ellsworth and Bangor, ME) are here to help you get your life back after being sidelined by a pinched nerve.
Causes Of Pinched Nerves
A pinched nerve is typically caused by an area of the body being out of alignment, or due to an injury that has caused a tendon or disc to move out of place. When something in the body is not where it should be, it can put pressure on a nerve, "pinching" the nerve. While this condition is uncomfortable, it is also highly treatable through chiropractic care and lifestyle changes.
Symptoms Of Pinched Nerves
There are many symptoms of pinched nerves, including:
- Numbness in the area of the pinched nerve
- Muscle weakness in the area of the pinched nerve
- A pins and needles sensation in the area of the pinched nerve, or a feeling that the area around the nerve has "fallen asleep"
How A Chiropractor Near Me Can Help
If you're dealing with the symptoms of a pinched nerve, it's important to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. When you deal with a pinched nerve, the pain can cause you to move in unnatural ways to avoid further aggravating the nerve. This can cause muscle imbalances and further alignment issues.
Your chiropractor will be able to find the cause of the pinched nerve, and work with you to create a plan that addresses the root cause of the pinched nerve. They will also be able to help you with massage and pain management techniques to help you deal with the pinched nerve as the root cause of the issue begins to heal. While you may feel relief from your pinched nerve pain after your first appointment, it typically takes several appointments before the problem causing your pinched nerve can be fully resolved.
Call Our Ellsworth & Bangor, ME Chiropractor
If you are dealing with the symptoms of a pinched nerve, you know that the pain can be debilitating. There is no reason to try to white knuckle your way through pinched nerves - a chiropractor can help. If you're searching for a chiropractor near me, reach out to Back In Balance Wellness Center, with clinics in both Ellsworth and Bangor, ME. Call us at (207) 947-8077 (Bangor) or (207) 667-4678 (Ellsworth). We look forward to helping you get through the pain of your pinched nerves in a natural, holistic way.