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Pinched Nerve Treatment in Cobourg

Purple transparent spineThe brain and spinal cord make up your body’s central nervous system. Nerves are connected from your spine to various areas of the body. For example, they travel from your neck to your arms, and from the middle of your back to your organs and legs. They can affect function throughout your body, and people can experience a secondary issue if a nerve is not functioning at its full capacity.

A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. When the nerves are irritated, it can be short term and accompanied by pain, or long term with advanced debilitation.

Warning signals you may experience with pinched nerves include numbness, tingling, burning or sharp pain in all areas of the body. You can also feel weakness in a limb or in your grip strength.

Depending on the length of time you’ve suffered from the pinched nerve, you can lose muscle mass, and it can even lead to organ dysfunction. For example, if your small intestines aren’t getting the proper messages from the brain, it can negatively affect their function, leading to digestion and related health problems.

The nerves and blood flow need to be restored to proper working order. A healthy connection between the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system keeps your body in maximum condition, so everything feels and moves like it should.

Techniques and Adjustments to Reduce Pain

Dr. Peter and Dr. Amy have extensive experience in evaluating and adjusting patients with neck and back pain because of pinched nerves, as they can often go hand in hand. An adjustment releases dysfunction in the nervous system and can help open the area and restore proper communication from the brain to the spinal cord and on toward the nerves.

The team at Herron Family Chiropractic will also ensure you’re not repetitively making the issue worse through your daily living habits and experiences. Without proper guidance, it’s easy to continue aggravating the area while at the office, at home or doing the activities you enjoy most.

Dr. Peter and Dr. Amy will give you exercises and tips you can use at home to stretch the area and ensure that the muscles the nerves travel through are pliable and don’t work against your nerves.

Getting to the Root of the Issue

During your initial appointment, we’ll ask you about your symptoms and where you are feeling them throughout the body. This will help Dr. Amy or Dr. Peter pinpoint exactly where that pinched nerve or nerves may be. If you’re only having pain in the pinky or ring finger, they know that correlates with a certain location in the spine.

Conversely, if you are having tingling and numbness in your thumb and forefinger, that’s a different nerve. Their extensive knowledge of the brain-body connection helps them efficiently narrow down your physical needs and the corresponding adjustments to use.

Dr. Peter and Dr. Amy will focus on restoring structure and rotation to the spine, addressing the irritation or blockage that prevents the intervertebral foramina (IVF), or the nerves coming out of the spine, from functioning properly.

Return to Full Function

Through the process of adjustments, you’ll experience an opening of the tight areas of the spine, and your structure will be back to where it should be. Once the nerves have an uninterrupted connection, everything can function smoothly again.

Our goal is to bring strength and mobility back into affected areas. Along with adjustments, we’ll also talk with you about proper habits to create for sleep, work, and play, and show you exercises and stretches targeted to your condition.

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Pinched Nerve Treatment Cobourg, Port Hope ON | (905) 377-0555