Wednesday, February 24, 2016
What a Chiropractor Can Do When You Have Pain From a Pinched Nerve
When you have a pinched nerve, you may experience symptoms like a moderate to strong localized headache, neck pains, pain in your shoulder, numbness and tingling in your arm and hand and stiffness in your upper body. Pinched nerves are a common result of an auto accident, fall, poor posture and repetitive motions at work or as a part of your leisure activities. A chiropractor may be able to lessen the pain and other symptoms caused by a pinched nerve. Diagnosing a Pinched Nerve A chiropractor may be able to diagnose a pinched nerve by looking for symptoms and doing a physical exam of the back of your head and neck. In some cases, an x-ray of your neck may be done. The x-ray may show where your vertebrae are out of alignment or where tissues have swollen and compressed the nerve.