Pinched Nerves

The Treatment of Pinched Nerves from Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville

One of the most common cases that we see in our patients is called a pinched nerve. Nerves start in the brain, travel through the spine, and branch out to almost every part of the body. As a result, these nerves are prone to becoming damaged and compressed at any point along their paths. If someone has a pinched nerve, this can be an incredibly painful injury to deal with. It is important for everyone to know where to look for help. The team from Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville is here to show everyone how a chiropractor can help someone who has been diagnosed with a pinched nerve.


The Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve

If someone is suffering from a pinched nerve, this might show up in a variety of ways. Often, people describe a feeling of weakness in the muscle group that is supplied by the pinched nerve. Other people describe electrical, shock-like sensations that shoot down the affected limb. Other people might instead develop a feeling of numbness or weakness as a result of the pinched nerve. Regardless of how the symptoms show up, they can be debilitating and can adversely impact someone's overall quality of life. 

The Treatment of a Pinched Nerve

The first step in treating this injury is to accurately diagnose it. A trained chiropractor is going to take a look at the affected area to perform a thorough assessment. Once the nerve has been identified, the next step will be to try to alleviate the compression of the nerve. This can be done through a series of specialized adjustments and manipulations. The goal of this procedure is to try to increase the amount of space through which the nerves can pass. If the nerves have more space, they will no longer be pinched. As a result, the symptoms will reduce and someone will once again be able to use that muscle group to full effect. Sometimes, multiple treatment courses are needed.

Rely on Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville for Healthcare Needs

Here at Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville, we have numerous treatment options at our disposal to help those suffering from a pinched nerve. We would be honored to help you as well. We place the needs of our patients first. We don’t hesitate to take the time to get to know all of our patients so that we can tailor our treatment plan to meet your needs. To learn more about how we can help you, please call us today at (630) 553-2111 to schedule an appointment.