What is Nerve Pain
When you stub your toe or hit your head, those bursts of pain are your brain’s way of saying to be more careful. But sometimes, we hurt for reasons that are less obvious. When a nerve is Injured or being pinched on it can disrupt the pain signal’s transmission. Neuropathic pain refers to pain signals that remain in the on or off mode for too long.
What we call a “pinched nerve” is really nerve entrapment syndrome. A classic example of nerve entrapment is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Overuse and awkward placement of the wrist can irritate the tissue around the carpal tunnel, which houses the median nerve. The resulting swelling compresses the nerve and leads to pain and stiffness. Click here to learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
A pinched nerve in your back or neck may be the result of a herniated disc. Read more about herniated discs here.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Nerve Pain
Take note if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Numbness, weakness, or tingling
- Stabbing or burning sensation
- “Pins and needles;” the sense your foot or hand has fallen asleep
- Pain spreading throughout arms or legs
- Symptoms may vary depending on the location of the pinched nerve. Nerve entrapment pain typically develops gradually over a longer period of time.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, we recommend you come in for a consultation. Make an appointment online anytime.
We are Here to Help
Our mission is to provide a timely and sustainable recovery. We practice a wide range of evidence-based techniques to aid in your recovery, customized for each patient.
Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment to help restore your full range of motion.
Therapy modalities such as cold laser or electric stimulation to minimize muscle tightness, pain, and swelling.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy to improve circulation and reduce pain.
Therapeutic stretching to increase your flexibility.
Irondequoit Chiropractic Center is proud to have served the Rochester community for more than 20 years. You can schedule an appointment anytime by contacting our office.