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Relieve Pinched Nerve Pain

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Did you wake up one day with a “crick” in your neck only to find you can hardly turn your neck at all? 

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Is the pain creeping all the way down your shoulder?

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Does it quite literally feel like you have a clothespin pinned around a part of your neck, shoulder or back?

You may be surprised to find that this could be a pinched nerve. Signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve can include: tingling, burning, numbness, pain, muscle weakness, and stingling pain (such as pins and needles)! Are you looking for pinched nerve relief? You’re not alone in your pain or search. Many people seek out professional help to be diagnosed and treated for a pinched nerve. Many sufferers seek out chiropractic care for help and can feel results after just the first visit.

Quick pinched nerve Quiz

Take our 2 minute quiz to find out what kind of pinched nerve you might have, and what can be done for relief.

Facts About Pinched Nerves

Also known as a compressed nerve, a pinched nerve typically develops if excessive pressure is placed on a nerve by the bones, cartilage, tendons, or muscles surrounding it. We rely on our nerves to help us see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.  Without nerves, we would not be able to receive messages to help our bodies respond to heat, cold, pleasure or pain.  We would not be able to move our bodies. Nerves also help our bodies regulate activities such as breathing, heartbeat, digestion, hormone function, and elimination.  As you can see, our nerves are very important and need to function properly in order to allow a proper flow of messages from our brain to the rest of our body.  When the nerves are “pinched”, “impinged” or interfered with we have less vitality and energy.

Individual nerve fibers are so thin that you would need a microscope to see them.  Nerves, however, are large bundles of nerve fibers so you can see them.  The nerves (bundles) are inside your spinal cord, which is actually an extension of your brain that passes through your spinal column. Through openings between the vertebrae, the nerves branch out to all areas of your body.

What Can You Do Right Now?

Pinched nerve pain typically happens when a nerve is damaged and cannot send regular signals to the brain, which may cause feelings of numbness and tingling. This can happen for a range of reasons, such as a herniated disc or bone spurs that are compressing the nerve. It may also be caused by arthritis in the area. Additionally, certain activities and habits can cause a pinched nerve. Sitting, standing, or walking with poor posture may contribute to a pinched nerve. Injuries from sports or repetitive actions may compress a nerve. The extra pressure and weight caused by obesity may also lead to pinched nerves.

The body is smart and will try to compensate but at some point, it will tell us to address the cause of the problem: abnormal spinal movement and biomechanics. Your spine was most likely out of alignment from some activities you have done and then BANG, one tiny little movement and you have “pinched a nerve”. Unfortunately, anyone can fall prey to it all too easily.

When joints are restricted in motion, stretching will not suffice to help restore proper movement. If you consider a car out of alignment, you may be able to drive in a way where it is less noticeable, but until you see a mechanic, it will continue to pull to one side. Similarly, you may be able to put a “band-aid” on a pinched nerve, but it is likely to continue to cause you pain until you see a chiropractor.

Facts About Pinched Nerves

Also known as a compressed nerve, a pinched nerve typically develops if excessive pressure is placed on a nerve by the bones, cartilage, tendons, or muscles surrounding it. We rely on our nerves to help us see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.  Without nerves, we would not be able to receive messages to help our bodies respond to heat, cold, pleasure or pain.  We would not be able to move our bodies. Nerves also help our bodies regulate activities such as breathing, heartbeat, digestion, hormone function, and elimination.  As you can see, our nerves are very important and need to function properly in order to allow a proper flow of messages from our brain to the rest of our body.  When the nerves are “pinched”, “impinged” or interfered with we have less vitality and energy.

Individual nerve fibers are so thin that you would need a microscope to see them.  Nerves, however, are large bundles of nerve fibers so you can see them.  The nerves (bundles) are inside your spinal cord, which is actually an extension of your brain that passes through your spinal column. Through openings between the vertebrae, the nerves branch out to all areas of your body.

What Can You Do Right Now?

Pinched nerve pain typically happens when a nerve is damaged and cannot send regular signals to the brain, which may cause feelings of numbness and tingling. This can happen for a range of reasons, such as a herniated disc or bone spurs that are compressing the nerve. It may also be caused by arthritis in the area. Additionally, certain activities and habits can cause a pinched nerve. Sitting, standing, or walking with poor posture may contribute to a pinched nerve. Injuries from sports or repetitive actions may compress a nerve. The extra pressure and weight caused by obesity may also lead to pinched nerves.

The body is smart and will try to compensate but at some point, it will tell us to address the cause of the problem: abnormal spinal movement and biomechanics. Your spine was most likely out of alignment from some activities you have done and then BANG, one tiny little movement and you have “pinched a nerve”. Unfortunately, anyone can fall prey to it all too easily.

When joints are restricted in motion, stretching will not suffice to help restore proper movement. If you consider a car out of alignment, you may be able to drive in a way where it is less noticeable, but until you see a mechanic, it will continue to pull to one side. Similarly, you may be able to put a “band-aid” on a pinched nerve, but it is likely to continue to cause you pain until you see a chiropractor.

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Imagine being able to bend over pain-free and put your laundry in the machine?

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Imagine being able to put your Pinterest dinner into the oven without needing to call your partner for assistance?

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Imagine being able to play with your kids and grandkids without the constant need for a break? 

With the help of a chiropractor, this can be easier than you think! You can get back to the mobility you are meant to have while simultaneously preventing wear and tear of the joints and spine.

  • Dr Natalie is amazing. The team here is fantastic. Can’t ask for better professional service. I came in with a big problem and lots of pain. I’m relatively pain free now.

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    Judy Lanthier
    10/17/2019

    It took me a lot of convincing from my daughter to see a chiropractor after the worst experience I had 30 years ago. Dr Nathalie has restored my confidence in the profession. First I received an appointment within 24 hours. I was treated with the outmost respect by her staff while taking my medical history. Dr. Nathalie has explained the type of treatment for me, the tools she will use and assure me she can help. I am starting to see positive results after a few visits. I have started reading her book “Hack your health habits”. Highly recommended. Thank You Dr Nathalie.

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    Helene Lavoie
    8/06/2019

    Both my husband and I go to see Dr Natalie, she is awesome & would not hesitate to recommend her!!👍

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    Connie Gentile-Skabar
    5/18/2019

Good news!

We’ve got your back! At Santé Chiropractic and Wellness Centre we the technology and expertise that allows us to painlessly evaluate your spine and effectively treat your pinched nerve.

The clinic has been in the Orléans community for 24+ years helping people staying pain-free, active and healthy.

For Your Pinched Nerve New Patient Evaluation

What does this pinched nerve Evaluation include?

  • A thorough consultation about your back problems where we will review the details of your current health status.
  • A complete neuromusculoskeletal examination to rule out additional health issues.
  • State-of-the-Art technology to perform neuro-spinal scans to measure the efficiency of your nervous system and brain-body communication.
  • If needed, x-rays to determine the state of your spine in terms of degeneration and if specific spinal problems are contributing to your pain and symptoms.
  • An in-depth analysis and report of your exam and x-ray findings so we can start mapping out your plan to being pain-free and active again.
  • A thorough consultation about your back problems where we will review the details of your current health status.
  • A complete neuromusculoskeletal examination to rule out additional health issues.
  • State-of-the-Art technology to perform neuro-spinal scans to measure the efficiency of your nervous system and brain-body communication.
  • If needed, x-rays to determine the state of your spine in terms of degeneration and if specific spinal problems are contributing to your pain and symptoms.
  • An in-depth analysis and report of your exam and x-ray findings so we can start mapping out your plan to being pain-free and active again.
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