A pinched nerve means that the spinal nerve exiting the spine has been squeezed, or has pressure on it. If your disc herniates, it can pinch the nerve as it tries to squeeze through the neural foramen on its way out of the spine.
A pinched nerve can cause:
sharp shooting pain
These sensations may occur locally, but can also radiate into your arms or legs.
Pinched nerves can lead to:
Weakness in your arms or legs.
The most common causes of a pinched nerve are herniated discs or bulging discs, but there are other causes as well. Any of the structures that form the border of the neural foramen can contribute to a pinched nerve.
One of the most effective means of treating a pinched nerve caused by a disc herniation is Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. Non-surgical spinal decompression allows us to reduce the compressive force on the disc, allowing us to reduce the disc herniation size, and restore normal function to the disc. This can then remove the pressure on pinched nerves caused by the disc herniation, reducing and eliminating the pain caused by them.
In addition, we do many other therapies designed to improve strength and mobility to your spine, hips, and neck to reduce the likelihood of re-injury. Non-invasive, non-surgical decompression should always be tried before surgery, after a proper neurological examination has been performed to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.