Radiculpathy

The spine consists of vertebrae which are cushioned and separated by intervertebral discs made uo of cartilage. Radiculopathy is defined as pinched nerve in the spine that has a variety of causes but generally involves the injury of an interbertebral disc. Since the spinal cord is right behind the spine itself, the disc could be pressing on a nerve. Once pressure is put on a nerve, the results are a sharop pain, tingling, weakness, and numbness. If you are experiencing the symptoms of radiculopathy, contact us here fro a chiropractor who can help.

Pinched Nerve Facts:

  • The pain from your pinched nerve could occur anywhere since the nerves in the spinal cord extend throughout the entire body
  • Causes include a herniated disc, tumor, sciatica, scoliosis, and even diabetes
  • Occurs in the neck, torso, and lower back

What Can I do to prevent a pinched nerve?

  • Practice good posture
  • Excercise to strengthen core and maintain overall health
  • Ensure that you are at a normal weight
  • Avoid weight lifting injuries in the gym by using proper form

I have a pinched nerve, what now?

  • Consider contacting us for a chiropractor in Commack who can offer a non-invasive, drug-free aproach to pain relief
  • Use hot and cold compresses to relieve pain as needed
  • Painkillers are potentially addictive, so natural therapies, such as chiropractic, are recommended before resorting to narcotic use.

How can I chiropractic help me?

  • A spinal adjustment may provide you with ample relief, in the case that the cause of your pinched nerve is misaligned vertebrae
  • Chiropractors can provide other services besides spinal manipulation, including corrective ecersice, which helps to strengthen your core and teach you proper form to prevetn injuries that cause radiculopathy.

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