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Do You Have A Pinched Nerve?

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If you have been experiencing a numbness or “tingling” feeling, or sharp pain in your neck, back, arms or legs, it’s possible you have a pinched nerve. 

Here at 1st Choice Health & Wellness in New Albany, we offer relief for patients suffering from a pinched nerves. At our clinic, we provide a holistic approach to healing that helps relieve pain symptoms without the use of prescriptions drugs or surgery. Our chiropractors and physical therapist will develop an individual treatment care plan to fit your needs.

How Does One Get A Pinched Nerve?


A pinched nerve occurs when there is inflammation causing (pressure) on a nerve. This can happen because of many reasons, such as overusing a joint, poor posture, repetitive motions, pregnancy, sleeping in the wrong position, or an injury.

One common cause of a pinched nerve is a herniated disc, also known as bulging disk or slipped disk. Soft disks act as cushions between your vertebrae. At times, these disks become damaged and when they become inflamed they swell and press on nerves, which leads to pain.

Other causes for a pinched nerve include:

-Arthritis 

-Bone Spurs

-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

-Spinal Stenosis

-Other degenerative disorders

Do You Have Symptoms Of A Pinched Nerve?


Symptoms of a pinched nerve in the neck and lower back vary for each patient. But most patients report:

-Pain in the neck, lower back, arm, or hand that sometimes worsen with certain activities like sitting or coughing
-Numbness or tingling ("Pins and needles" feeling) in the arm, leg or foot
-Radiating pain that may travel down to your foot
-The feeling of your hand or foot "falling asleep"
-Weakness in one area of your body, such as the leg or arm
-Burning sensation

Treatment for Pinched Nerve at 1st Choice Health & Wellness

Chiropractic treatment and other nonsurgical therapies can relieve pressure off the nerve and offer relief from pinched nerve pain. Among our recommended treatments are:

-Chiropractic
-Spinal Decompression
-Physical Therapy
-Strengthening Exercises & Stretches
-Heat and Ice Therapy
-Massage

On your first visit at 1st Choice Health & Wellness, our New Albany chiropractor will perform a physical exam to determine the cause of your symptoms, so that a treatment plan can then be created to address your specific issue. Our wellness team will then be able to determine to best course of action for treatment whether you have low back pain, shoulder pain, leg pain or muscle weakness.

If you suspect that you have a pinched nerve in New Albany, call us today to help you manage and relieve your pinched nerve in your neck or back!  (812) 945-4500

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