Eliminate Pinched Nerve Pain with Gentle Massage and Physical Therapy
Everyone experiences the feeling of a hand or foot “falling asleep” from time to time. However, when that feeling becomes chronic, there may be a larger issue. A pinched nerve occurs when there is too much pressure (or compression) on a nerve, causing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in a number of body parts. You do not have to live with the frequent, annoying pain caused by pinched nerves. Our team of doctors at Texas Injury Clinic in Fort Worth, TX can perform gentle massage and physical therapy treatments to help relieve your pinched nerve symptoms.
Who Is at Risk?
A pinched nerve can occur at many different sites in the body, and numerous factors contribute to this condition. Nerve compression can result from injury or due to excessive or repetitive motion at work or during sports activities. Obesity and rheumatoid or wrist arthritis can also cause a pinched nerve.
Other factors leave certain patients more at risk than others. Medical conditions such as thyroid disease and diabetes raise your chances of suffering from pinched nerves. Women run a higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome because they naturally have smaller carpal tunnels. During pregnancy, weight gain can result in swollen nerve pathways and nerve compression. Patients who suffer from bone spurs, a condition that causes bone thickening, also have a higher risk of pinched nerves.
Preventing Nerve Compression
When it comes to pinched nerves, the best offense is a good defense. To ward off pinched nerves, maintain proper posture and avoid crossing your lets or lying in a certain position for an extended period of time.
Along with maintaining a healthy weight, integrating strength training and stretching exercises into your fitness program can decrease your risk for nerve issues. Attempt to restrict repetitive activities and remember to take intermittent breaks if you must perform an action repeatedly.
Diagnosing Pinched Nerves
When pinched nerve symptoms resolve themselves quickly, patients should not have to worry about long-term damage. However, if patients experience chronic pain caused by a pinched nerve, they should contact our doctors because irreversible nerve damage could occur.
If our doctors discover you are suffering from pinched nerves, they will design a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
At Texas Injury Clinic, our doctors provide first-rate treatments for pinched nerves. They will begin by fully assessing your case. During your visit, we will discuss your medical history, conduct a physical examination, and ask about symptoms you have experienced.
If our doctors suspect that a pinched nerve is the source of your problem, they may have you undergo testing. This testing could include a nerve conduction study, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or electromyography (EMG).
Gentle, Noninvasive Treatment
If our doctors discover you are suffering from pinched nerves, they will design a personalized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Massage and physical therapy are two forms of gentle, noninvasive treatments our doctors use to help patients overcome pain from pinched nerves.
Chiropractic care, a natural means of healthcare, resolves problems in the musculoskeletal and nervous systems without invasive measures or medication. Our licensed massage therapists can also target affected nerves with their advanced, but gentle techniques.
Relief Is Just A Phone Call Away
If you experience pain, numbness, or tingling in various areas of your body, our doctors at Texas Injury Clinic can eliminate these symptoms with massage and physical therapy. Call us today at (817) 624-7222 or contact us online anytime.