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Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve Relief from Your Chiropractor in West Valley City, UT

Most people have daily activities they take for granted.  Discomfort from a pinched nerve can make it impossible to perform all or even some of them.  Patients who visit us at Peterson Chiropractic can take advantage of a number of natural treatment options from our chiropractor in West Valley City, UT for pain relief.

woman suffering from a pinched nerve

Overview of Pinched Nerves

A pinched nerve develops because of too much pressure on a nerve from the tissue around it, such as tendons, bones, or muscles.  The excessive pressure interferes with its ability to function correctly.  The sensation of a pinched nerve causes gives this condition its name. 

Some patients notice that symptoms worsen while sleeping.  The most common signs of this disorder include:

  • Reduced sensation or even numbness in the part of the body served by the nerve
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sharp, aching, or burning pain that sometimes radiates outward
  • Frequent “fallen asleep” sensations in a foot or a hand
  • Feelings of pins and needles or tingling

A number of conditions cause pinched nerves.  These are the most common:

  • Obesity
  • Injuries
  • Stress related to repetitive work
  • Sports or hobbies
  • Arthritis

Chiropractic Pinched Nerve Treatment

Chiropractic bases treatment on natural therapies that avoid medication or surgery to help the body self-heal.  The first step in pinched nerve treatment is a comprehensive physical exam to assess exactly what is causing the discomfort.

Once we have confirmed a pinched nerve diagnosis, we can offer several therapeutic options:

  • Adjustments relieve pressure on a nerve caused by spinal discs pushing on nerve roots or by a vertebral subluxation.  They correct spinal misalignments.
  • Exercises help develop lost muscle strength and restore range of motion linked to lost muscle tone.  Strengthening exercises are helpful for correct posture and avoiding future issues.
  • Massage therapy loosens tight tissue, freeing a compressed nerve.  It is beneficial for pinched nerves caused by excessive pressure from internal scar tissue or tight muscles.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in West Valley City UT

Is discomfort caused by a pinched nerve keeping you from enjoying the activities you love?  Treatment from our Peterson Chiropractic practice in West Valley City UT can make that pain disappear and help you reach a healthy, energetic state.  Our three doctors provide a full range of services based on natural therapies.  Call us today at 801-972-1222 to schedule an appointment with a Peterson chiropractor and start feeling better.