29 Feb Should I Get Chiropractic for A Pinched Spinal Nerve?
Pinched nerves are one of the most serious spinal issues a patient can experience. The nerves in your spine are responsible for your ability to move your arms and legs, and feel things throughout the body. If these nerves are impinged, it can lead to severe pain and even loss of function throughout the body. There are several ways to treat a pinched nerve including injections, surgical intervention, and chiropractic. So let’s get into it – can chiropractic help heal a pinched nerve in the spine?
The Nature of Chiropractic
Chiropractic is all about alignment. Using various manipulation techniques, chiropractors address pain that results from issues in the musculoskeletal system.
Many people visit chiropractors for back pain, and their techniques work well for certain conditions. However, some conditions of the spine are simply beyond the scope of chiropractic help. If you have a pinched nerve in your spine due to an injury, a herniated disc, or a degenerative condition, chiropractic may help alleviate your symptoms in the short term, but it will not solve the underlying problem.
Treating Pinched Nerves with Spine Surgery
When a spinal nerve is pinched, the only way to truly correct the issue is with surgery. Other treatments can mitigate symptoms, but they simply delay the inevitable. For example, if you have a bulging spinal disc that is protruding into the area of a spinal nerve, the only way to truly fix the issue is surgery. Chiropractic and injection therapy can provide some pain relief, but they cannot fix the protruding spinal disc. A minimally invasive procedure to clear out the herniated disc and free up the nerve is the only way to stop the nerve pain from recurring.
The minimally invasive surgical techniques pioneered by Inspired Spine are aimed at treating conditions like pinched nerves. Compared to other current spinal procedures, Inspired Spine surgeries provide shorter operating times, smaller incisions, and faster recovery for the patient.