Injured ligaments and muscles can cause inflammation of the nerve root, which can disrupt the function of the nerve. If a spinal disc is damaged, it can cause the disc to bulge or herniate, pinching the nerve. This can happen as a result sports injuries, car accidents, work related injuries and sometimes even poor postural habits. After a period of time with no proper treatment the spinal joints begin to calcify, it can cause spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the canal that the spinal nerves pass through.
All this can lead to a number of conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, low-back pain, shoulder pain, and more. It’s crucial to treat these conditions to prevent further nerve damage or worsening symptoms.
The key to treating radicular pain is to pinpoint its source in the spine as soon as it appears. After determining the root of your pain, chiropractic treatments can relieve pressure on the impinged nerves. This allows the nerves to heal by reducing inflammation and irritation.
Multiple studies have confirmed the efficacy of chiropractic adjustments in alleviating radicular pain. If you’re having these symptoms, please contact our office. 508-481-1133.