How a chiropractor will help with nerve pain
Nerve pain is also known as neuralgia or neuropathic pain and is caused by tightness or inflammation which puts pressure on the nerve.
Chiropractors are trained to identify which nerve is trapped, why it is trapped and provide effective treatment to deal with the pain.
When first treating a trapped nerve in neck, shoulder or any other part of the body a chiropractor will first use muscle testing, movement assessments and palpation to understand the scope and extent of the problem.
Treatment for a trapped nerve will focus on loosening the local area to free up tightness and try to reduce the inflammation causing the nerve to be pinched. Treatment for nerve pain in lower back problems will also include deep tissue massage but may extend to exercises to stretch and strengthen the area to avoid a recurrence of the condition.
The common ailments related to nerve pain, chiropractors treat:
- Trapped nerve in shoulder
- Treatment for nerve pain in lower back
- Sciatica (sciatic nerve pain)
- Sciatic nerve pain (pregnancy)
- Trapped nerve between shoulder blades
Chiropractors are officially called Doctors of Chiropractic, and they are the only manual therapists to be qualified and solely focused on, the proper function of the central nervous system. In short, chiropractic treatment methods are based on ‘changing’ the signals when things go wrong in order that the body can heal more efficiently and effectively.
What are the symptoms of a trapped nerve or sciatic nerve pain?
Trapped nerve pain can vary from slight muscle pain and stiffness to the chronic sciatic nerve pain symptoms including pain in legs, knees, feet, lower back and buttocks. Many people experience a trapped nerve between shoulder blades or a trapped nerve in shoulder and arm area.
Sufferers can also experience numbness, pain or tingling in their limbs or the area surrounding the trapped nerve.