Those of you who suffer from neck and back pain in Houston likely spend much of your day struggling to manage your painful condition. There are few positions that alleviate this type of discomfort—particularly when it stems from pinched nerve pain. Irritated nerves in the back and neck can severely limit your activities; and you may find that you have to take continuous doses of pain medicine just to function normally. There is another way to handle pinched nerve pain, however. A visit to a local Houston chiropractor could provide you with substantial relief to your neck and back pain.
One major type of nerve pain that chiropractic patients complain of most often is sciatica—or pain that radiates down the back of the leg. Usually, sciatic nerve pain is caused by either degenerative or herniated discs or muscle compression. Many patients visit their chiropractor and state that they have sciatic nerve pain, not realizing that the pinched nerve pain is actually just a symptom of either a disc or muscle condition. Your local Houston chiropractor may suggest several options to treat the pain:
- Chiropractic Care: By realigning and resetting the spinal column, chiropractors are able to treat the vast majority of neck and back pain in Houston. Sometimes this realigning is called “popping and stretching”, and most patients find that it is quite a relief to the tightness that often accompanies pinched nerve pain. Other types of chiropractic care might include massage therapy or regular rehabilitation exercises.
- Self-Care: There are many exercises that you can do on your own that may help alleviate some types of neck and back pain. Your Houston chiropractor may also suggest some ways to make sure that you are sitting, standing and moving properly in order to not acerbate already painful pinched nerves. Of course, tending to your overall health and maintaining an optimal weight are also two important aspects of managing nerve pain.
- A Visit with Another Medical Specialist: Sometimes, after an evaluation and perhaps an X-Ray or MRI, your chiropractor will decide that your individual pinched nerve pain needs to be treated by another medical professional. In these cases you may be referred to a neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon or pain specialist.
1960 West Chiropractic
At 1960 West Chiropractic, you will find that you will be treated with the absolute best in chiropractic care. Dr. Karen Thomason is a Houston native and has been working with patients for over 20 years. She is widely recognized both for her knowledge of chiropractics as well as for her excellent patient care. For help managing your pinched nerve pain, or any other back and neck pain, call us today at (281) 580-1961 to make your appointment.