Cervical radiculopathy, more commonly known as pinched nerves, is a condition where the spinal nerves become inflamed or damaged in some way. This kind of neurological dysfunction will result in a variety of issues, including radiating pain, numbness, tingling, and burning sensation. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, and live in or around Plainville, MA, contact Allied Chiropractic, Sports Rehab & Whole Health Center to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen.
What Causes Pinched Nerves?
A pinched nerve can develop through nerve compression of the spine. This can happen in a range of situations, from wear-and-tear injuries to rheumatoid arthritis. One frequent cause of pinched nerves is disc herniation, the condition where a spinal disc moves out of place. Disc herniation is often related to age-related spinal degeneration. You are also more at risk of developing pinched nerves if you are pregnant, diabetic, or obese.
Treating Pinched Nerves
Before a pinched nerve can be treated, it first needs to be identified. Our chiropractor will perform a comprehensive exam or a diagnostic screening to investigate the cause of the nerve pain. Once a diagnosis is reached, we will create a treatment plan that suits the needs of the patient.
Treatment options can vary based on the underlying cause of the pinched nerve. For example, if a traumatic injury is what caused the pinched nerve, then the treatment will focus on rehabilitating the injury through corrective care. If the pinched nerve is the result of general spinal degeneration, the chiropractor will focus on restoring the health of the spine through specialized chiropractic techniques.
When left untreated, pinched nerves can lead to chronic pain or even permanent damage. The fluid and the swelling of the nervous system can become debilitating, by interfering with your ability to do everyday tasks. To avoid these severe issues, we recommend seeking care from a chiropractic professional.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Plainville, MA
At Allied Chiropractic, Sports Rehab & Whole Health Center, Dr. Cohen provides quality chiropractic services for a variety of health issues, including pinched nerves. If you are experiencing a pinched nerve due to a recent injury or a chronic condition that has affected you for years, call our team today at (508) 455-4600 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.