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A pinched nerve comes in many forms, but one thing that remains constant is the pain. The common term can refer to the back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain that comes from a number of conditions, and Michaux Family Chiropractic has a variety of all-natural treatments to help. Treatments from our Clermont chiropractor not only help with pain management, but they also serve to correct the cause of the issue that is causing the pain in the first place. Dr. Kurt Michaux has extensive experience treating a wide scope of conditions that lead to a nerve that is painful and termed as "pinched."
A painful nerve may be pinched, but it may also be inflamed or irritated. Whiplash from an auto accident can damage muscles, connective tissues, and the outer wall of your spinal discs. A herniated disc can result, which presses down on the surrounding nerves to create back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. Sciatica and carpal tunnel both result in the literal pinching of a nerve due to the surrounding tissues and muscles that become inflamed and create pressure. Pinching of the sciatic nerve can lead to pain in the buttocks and leg while carpal tunnel affects the wrist in hand. Both can result in numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain, which can be alleviated with chiropractic treatments.
Trigger points can be another cause of pain from pinched nerves, with the nerves compressed by a tight knot of muscle. An injury or overuse of the muscle can create the knots, which may often cause pain in the surrounding area or in other parts of the body. Back pain may erupt from the spot directly surrounding the trigger point, for example or the knot may cause shoulder pain, neck pain, headaches or other painful conditions for which pain management is a must.
Our chiropractor can devise a pain management program tailored to your individual needs based on your specific condition. The pain from whiplash, which is often due to a subluxation, can often be corrected by chiropractic spinal adjustments. The goal of an adjustment is to realign the spine in its proper position, which helps alleviate pain and restore full functioning. Chiropractic techniques have also been effective for eliminating the pressure on the sciatic nerve as well as alleviating the pain and other symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
In addition to chiropractic care techniques, our Clermont clinic offers physiotherapy and physical therapy as part of a pain management program. Our physiotherapy includes cryotherapy, moist heat therapy and mechanical traction while physical therapy consists of a series of gentle exercises. The exercises are meant to strengthen and improve flexibility in the affected area to help relieve the pressure on the nerve and the pain throughout your body.