NUCCA Chiropractic and Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression are both non-invasive and non-surgical pinched nerve treatment options. Both treatments are gentle and effective for treating spinal nerve conditions, and do not require medication. Our NUCCA Chiropractic approach begins with a focus on the neck, or “cervical spine.”
A “pinched nerve” is the result of damage or injury to a nerve or set of nerves. This can be due to stretching, compression and/or constriction by nearby tissues, such as bones, discs, cartilage, muscles and/or tendons. This pressure disturbs the nerve’s normal function.
A herniated disc in your low back can put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain and discomfort that travels down the back of your leg. A pinched nerve in your neck, can lead to numbness and pain into your arm, hand and fingers. Most patients respond well to conservative care, while severe cases may require surgery.
Common Signs and Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve
Numbness or a decrease in sensation
Pins and needles or a tingling feeling
Aching, sharp or burning pain
Feeling that a hand or foot has “fallen asleep” frequently
Common Pinched Nerve Treatment Options
Standard remedies for nerve damage usually begins with oral medications. From there, many patients seek other options if their symptoms persist. Here are the most common pinched nerve treatment options:
aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen may reduce swelling
Narcotics. These medications are used for short periods to reduce severe pain.
oxycodone and fentanyl
Steroid injections. Injections are used to reduce swelling.
most medical providers advice against more than 3 shots in a one-year time frame
Physical therapy. Often recommended for stretching and strengthening muscles.
many patients report getting help, but others do not respond to treatment
Oral corticosteroids. These medications are used to reduce swelling and pain.
hydrocortisone, prednisone, prednisolone
Chiropractic care. Common treatment for acute and chronic spinal conditions.
patients get relief for acute and chronic symptoms from a pinched nerve
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. Remedies for pinched nerves due to disc problems.
symptoms from a pinched nerve that are due to a disc herniation, disc bulge or stenosis are relieved
Surgery. Recommended for severe problems that don’t respond to other types of treatment.
it is always advised to consider surgery as a last resort
Non-Surgical Solutions for a Pinched Nerve
NUCCA Chiropractic and Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression are both non-invasive and non-surgical options for treatment. Both treatments are gentle and effective for treating spinal conditions, and do not require medications or shots. Instead of treating the surface symptoms, our doctors provide a long-term solution to provide you relief and help prevent further spinal damage. When you feel pain, your body is signaling that something is not right. Oftentimes, by the time your brain registers pain, your condition has been brewing for years.
Once you receive proper care for a pinched nerve, you can expect to have decreased pain, less tingling and numbness and more movement. If you have past x-rays or MRI images available, please provide them to our doctors at the time of your appointment. Many of our patients get relief even after treatments such as prescription medications, physical therapy, and even surgery have failed.
Review Intouch ChiropracticBy Alyssa Finley-Moore I came into Intouch about three months ago with headaches and back pain. I had been to a few different chiropractors in the past, both traditional and upper cervical, to treat a pinched nerve in my neck from a car accident about 5 years ago. Both of the styles worked but I didn't feel like I was getting the full spectrum of care that I needed for the profession that I am in. My body needed more wide variety of tools to heal and strengthen. I am a project manager for a landscape construction company and my job is very high impact. In the past I would have been completely unable to do anything needed of me at work per recommendations of my past chiropractors. Dr.Young was able to work with me so that I was able to continue working throughout the initial, most intensive stage of my treatment. Dr. Young has an extensive knowledge of athletes and what is needed to keep their body and spine healthy and happy. Within the first week of treatment my headaches were gone and I was able to alleviate a lot of the tension and pain in my back.
One of the biggest advantages of Dr. Young's treatment is that he has a wide range of tools to use. He was able to give me upper cervical care when it was necessary but also use traditional chiropractic methods when I needed relief in other areas of my spine.
Not only is the care top notch, Joclyn, Dr. Young and Dr. Tapia are absolutely amazing! They provide the best experience for their clients. I would highly recommend all of my friends and family to Intouch Chiropractic!