Elite Spine and Health Center
Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX
A pinched nerve can cause serious pain in your neck or back — and it can also send shooting pain down your arm or leg. At Elite Spine and Health Center, experienced chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, and Elias Madrid, DC offer highly effective evidence-based pinched nerve treatments in the Houston and Spring, Texas, offices. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you.
Pinched Nerve Q & A
What is a pinched nerve?
A pinched nerve gets its name from being trapped by swollen or displaced tissues or bones around it. This pressure can squeeze a nerve so much that it causes serious pain and disrupts normal nerve function.
Although you can develop pinched nerves in many areas, they usually occur in the spine, particularly in the neck or lower back.
What are the symptoms of a pinched nerve?
A pinched nerve doesn't work as it usually does, so it can trigger a few different issues, such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shooting pain
- Muscle weakness in an arm or leg
Symptoms can happen anywhere along the affected nerve. For example, a pinched nerve in the lumbar (lower) spine can cause severe pain in your lower back as well as radiating pain along the path of the nerve.
It's very common to experience back pain that moves down into your hip, buttock, and leg on one side of your body. Similarly, a pinched nerve in your neck can cause shooting pain that moves into your shoulder and arm.
What causes a pinched nerve?
There are several possible causes of pinched nerves, including:
- Sports injuries
- Auto accidents
- Years of poor posture
- Repetitive motions at work, such as typing
- Repetitive motions during recreational activities
- Swelling from rheumatoid arthritis
- Difficulty maintaining a healthy weight
Many of the causes of pinched nerves are controllable, so after you complete treatment, it's important to take steps to prevent a recurrence.
How is a pinched nerve treated?
Pinched nerve treatment at Elite Spine and Health Center emphasizes fast pain relief along with correcting the underlying issue that causes your pain. Some of the many possible treatments include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Graston® Technique manual therapy
- Dry needling
- Heat therapy
- Cupping therapy
- Myofascial release
- Kinesio Taping® with RockTape®
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Intersegmental traction
- Regenerative medicine injections
- Custom orthotics
In addition to the in-office treatments, Elite Spine and Health Center offers top-rated products you can use at home. Biofreeze® is a popular option for home pain relief because the gels, roll-ons, patches, and creams instantly cool and ease the pain.
Additionally, TriggerPoint® foam rollers can help you manage pain at home. Supplements from Designs for Health® and Charlotte’s Web™ CBD products are also available in the office.
Elite Spine and Health Center offers cutting-edge nonsurgical care for pinched nerves, so call the office or click on the online scheduler for pain relief today.