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What Happens if a Pinched Nerve Goes Untreated?

Often, we encounter many patients asking whether Knee Chest Chiropractic can help with a compressed or pinched nerve. With the several incapacitating effects of a pinched nerve, it’s no wonder many people feel desperate to tap into the most promising relief options they can find. 

Dr. Melissa, our pinched nerve chiropractor in Oakland CA, would like you to have a grasp of your condition. This way, you can understand why Knee Chest Chiropractic is a good option you should consider.  Let’s learn more about pinched or compressed nerves in the discussion below.

What is a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve occurs in roughly 85 out of 100,000 American adults. While it mainly affects older adults, it can also occur in young adults because of previous injuries, poor posture, and accidents. The nerves can quickly get pinched or compressed because they often traverse narrow openings such as those present between bones and joints. 

When you have a pinched nerve, you will likely experience symptoms like numbness, burning pain, pins and needles feeling, and muscle weakness in the area near the affected nerve endings. It can also affect nearby tissues like muscles, joints, and ligaments. Suppose you have a pinched nerve along the neck; the painful sensation could extend or radiate to your elbows, hands, wrists, and fingers.

More importantly, if you leave your pinched nerves untreated for a long time, your nerves might suffer from demyelination, a process that deteriorates the protective layer around the nerves. This could trigger more problems, including increased swelling, pressure, and even permanent nerve damage.

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and pinched nerves, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

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Can a Pinched Nerve Chiropractor in Oakland CA Help?

Many patients who wonder if Knee Chest Chiropractic works most likely have researched or heard about chiropractic care. This is because, over the years, specific chiropractic has gained a lot of traction, especially among patients who prefer seeking holistic remedies for pain. 

Essentially, when you go to a pinched nerve chiropractor in Oakland CA, you will get your spinal bones assessed for misalignment. The bones of the spine can easily misalign because of their extensive range of motion and flexibility. 

Here at Life Chiropractic, Dr. Melissa pays close attention to every case she handles. We use digital imaging tests to check the spinal bones and determine the key points that need adjustments. This way, we can provide adjustments that can hold even after you complete the procedure. Rest assured, the approach is gentle and precise as it aims to encourage your body to heal effectively and independently.

After the adjustments, your spinal bones go back to their normal position, restoring their normal functions and healing the affected nerves and muscles. This helps you see gradual improvements in your symptoms.

Proof that Knee Chest Chiropractic Works

Over the years, we’ve seen many studies carried out to prove the efficacy of specific care, particularly the Knee Chest Chiropractic technique, in helping patients with various conditions. Here are some interesting studies that you can refer to if you still doubt Knee Chest Chiropractic’s effectiveness.

  •  A 64-year-old patient went to a chiropractic clinic with headaches, neck pain, vertigo, arm weakness, and anxiety. She also had Meniere’s disease for three and a half years. She received Knee Chest specific chiropractic care for over 14 months. After the period, she reported significant improvement in her symptoms of Meniere’s Disease, vertigo, headaches, and anxiety.  In addition, she happily shared overall better health, including increased energy, strength, and a more positive mental health.
  • A 49-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis approached a chiropractic office. Her main complaints included neck pain, fatigue, difficultly writing, head instability, and numerous other symptoms. Upon examination, her chiropractor discovered an upper cervical misalignment through x-ray and paraspinal thermal analysis. The patient received Knee Chest Chiropractic adjustments over the course of one year and seven months. As a result, she had a decrease in all presenting symptoms and an increase in her quality of life following care.  

Start Seeing Changes Today!

Your pinched nerve can result in more unpleasant things such as demyelination and permanent nerve damage if left untreated. Hopefully, the discussion above has helped you learn more about the benefits of going to a pinched nerve chiropractor in Oakland CA.

Again, remember that even the slightest pressure (at least 10 mm Hg) on the nerve roots can cause you pain and discomfort. So if you suspect spinal misalignment or if you have nerve pinching or compression symptoms, you should have your spine checked. 

The sooner you have your nerve problem solved, the better prognosis you can enjoy. Imagine how much your life could change once you address the root cause of your pinched nerve. 

If you have the signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve and hope to manage it more effectively, you can try Knee Chest Chiropractic. It’s a specific approach to managing pain and stimulating natural healing. It’s also a non-invasive procedure that could provide you with long-term benefits.

For inquiries about pinched nerve or Knee Chest Chiropractic, contact Life Chiropractic at (510) 394-5035. If you wish to book an appointment with Dr. Melissa, you can do so via our online booking system.

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