Pinched Nerves and the Risk Factors Associated with Them
Pinched nerves are common and are associated with varying intensities of pain and discomfort. Here at Campion Chiropractic in College Station, Texas, Dr. Nathan Sehorn encourage people who believe they are dealing with a pinched nerve to have their condition evaluated. It should be noted that in most cases pinched nerves will come and go, however, there are cases where they can persist. Although pinched nerves don’t usually cause long-term or permanent damage, they can lead to irreversible damage.
Conditions Associated with Pinched Nerves
There are a number of things that can contribute to a pinched nerve. Athletes tend to experience pinched nerves, as they are often associated with injuries they sustain while playing sports. Disc herniation which causes the compression of nerve roots in the spine is also a common cause of pinched nerves, however a pinched nerve can also be caused by the constriction of a nerve or nerve bundle. In addition, the swelling of the tendons in a small body region like with carpal tunnel syndrome is also associated and identified as a cause of pinched nerves. Other conditions that can cause pinched nerves include: arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, tennis elbow, repetitive stress injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, and obesity.
Who Is at Risk Getting Pinched Nerves
Pregnant women are prone to developing pinched nerves because of the extra weight they carry during their pregnancies. People who have issues with ambulation and persons who are diabetic also have an elevated risk of developing pinched nerves. In addition, people who have jobs or engage in activities that require them to use their shoulders and hands in repetitive motions are also more prone to get pinched nerves. People who are overweight are also more susceptible to pinched nerves. Lower back pain with radiation into the hips and legs is often commonly referred to as Sciatica. Some symptoms associated with pinched nerves include: burning sensations, numbness, and the feeling of being stuck with pins and needles along your arms and legs.
Get Help Today
If you are tired of living with the pain associated with pinched nerves and you are ready to improve the quality of your life, now is the time to do something about it. Our chiropractic team at Campion Chiropractic in College Station, Texas is trained to find and treat the source of the subluxations and misalignments that cause pinched nerves. We have the latest technology at our clinic to help you recover faster. Dr. Sehorn and the rest of our team are here to help you get back to the activities and the people you enjoy. Give our office a call today to schedule an appointment at 979-693-6500. Our Consultation is FREE!