Pinched Nerve

Relief for Pinched Nerve Pain and Symptoms
from Your Queens Chiropractor

A pinched nerve is caused by too much pressure on a nerve by the surrounding muscles, tendons cartilage or bones. This can occur as a result of injury and/or inflammation near the nerve. This pressure in turn disrupts the nerve's functioning, which can result in pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the area or in associated extremities.

One of the most common places for a pinched nerve to appear is in the spine, and one of its most common causes is a bulging or herniated disc. When these occur, the spongy tissue from deep inside the spinal disc protrudes out from between the vertebrae. This material can then begin to press on the nerve closest to it, in the spinal column.

Pinched Nerves

The pinched nerve can then cause extreme pain in that area of the back. However, in some cases, the pain is more diffused or intermittent. The sensations felt from a pinched nerve depend entirely upon the character and degree of the pinched nerve. If the pinched nerve is associated with an arm or leg, the discomfort can radiate accordingly to these limbs. Fortunately, your chiropractor in Queens, New York can bring safe, noninvasive, nonsurgical pinched nerve treatment.

Pinched nerves can also occur within a limb or joint. A pinched nerve in the arm can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. A pinched nerve in the lower back can cause sciatica, which is characterized by pain and tingling running down the back of one of the legs.

Symptoms of Pinched Nerves

The signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve can vary and may include:

  • Sharp pain
  • Aching pain
  • Burning pain
  • Constant pain
  • Intermittent pain
  • Tingling or pins and needles sensation
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Decreased sensation
  • Feeling like a hand or foot has fallen asleep

Causes of Pinched Nerves

The main causes of a pinched nerve include:

  • Overuse injury
  • Poor form or posture
  • Improper ergonomics at work
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injury
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Thyroid disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Prolonged bed rest
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Preventing Pinched Nerves

  • Use safe, correct form for all physical activities
  • Take frequent breaks from repetitive activities
  • Maintain good posture
  • Stretch and limber up before physical activities
  • Do corrective exercises
  • Maintain a healthy weight

Pinched Nerve Treatment with Our Queens Chiropractor

Dr. Lee's Spine Center proudly serves Queens, New York and the surrounding areas of Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Jamaica Estates, Woodhaven, Rochdale, Hollis, St. Albans and Queens Village. We’ll find and treat the cause of your pinched nerve pain at its root. This will bring immediate pain relief as well as relief from symptoms such as tingling, numbness, weakness, and loss of sensation.

Dr. Lee's Spine Center offers safe, effective, nonsurgical management of spinal problems in addition to diagnostics and related therapies. If you are experiencing the symptoms of nerve pain, call us today to set up an appointment. No matter what the cause, we can diagnose, treat and relieve your pain at its source.