Pinched Nerves



Pinched nerves most commonly occur in the neck or back area, however, it can also occur in the arms, legs, and wrists as well. Essentially the areas that are the most mobile and can stretch and compress will have the risk of pinching nearby nerves. Our central nervous system is a very complex network that extends throughout the body, controlling every action and task that you perform on a daily basis. One of the most important functions is to notify us of pain. Pain is an indication that something is wrong, it is a feedback loop that tells us if we keep doing what we’re doing, our bodies will suffer lasting consequences. 

It is extremely important to have a pinched nerve examined and treated by a professional as soon as possible. Choosing to ignore it could result in permanent nerve damage which could severely affect your quality of life. The specialists at West Texas Neck And Back are pioneering the use of non-surgical spinal decompression to treat the conditions that lead to pinched nerves.

Symptoms Of A Pinched Nerve

Patients suffering from pinched nerves most often experience a sharp, localized pain that gets worse as you repeat the same movement. Repeatedly twisting or bending causes a shooting pain that can completely immobilize you or take your breath away. It can be difficult to perform daily tasks as even the most routine movements become painful and laboring. Symptoms of pinched nerves are as follows: 

  • Tingling
  • Weakness 
  • Sharp pain 
  • Pins and needles 

What Causes Pinched Nerves

As mentioned above, nerves are susceptible to being pinched as your joint health begins to decline. The areas most at risk, are complex structures like your spine or large joints. You might also suffer from pinched nerves due to strain from performing the same motion repeatedly. You can reduce the strain you put on your body simply by being conscious of your posture or ensuring proper form when performing active movements. Causes of pinched nerves are as follows:

  • Traumatic injury or pressure
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Repetitive motions
  • Obesity
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative scoliosis

Spinal Decompression Therapy For Pinched Nerves

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive method of therapy that can be precisely applied to injured areas of the body. Using a gentle stretching motion, it creates an inverse pressure on joints in the body, relieving inflammation and allowing oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to flow to the area and initiate the healing process. By restoring the proper function to the joint, it won’t become inflamed and put pressure on the nerve. We don’t want to mask your pain, rather find the source of your pain and treat it properly!

If you would like to learn more about spinal decompression therapy, visit us online, call or book a consultation with the specialists at West Texas Neck and Back to get relief from your pain!