Commonly Asked Questions


Can Chiropractic Care Help with a Pinched Nerve?

To answer this short and sweet, yes!  Chiropractors are doctors of the nervous system, so they are likely the best suited to deal with a "pinched nerve", but let's first explore just what that means.

The term "pinched nerve" is better used as a description of the feeling rather than a true description of what is going on inside your body. Typically, when someone says they have a pinched nerve, they are describing a sharp or intense pain that they can point to or localize. While sharp and intense pain are both common features of nerve irritation, they are also common features of muscular and other connective tissue issues. The chiropractor will identify what structure or structures are likely causing the pain during an examination and then will attempt to reduce the issue through an adjustment or other types of manual bodywork. These may include massage therapy, stretching exercises, electrical stimulation, or heat and cold therapy. These modalities can help to further reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and promote overall healing.

Regardless of the issue - muscle, nerve, or other, chiropractors have been helping people with pinched nerves since chiropractic began, and now with even more technology and information, they can typically get to the source of the problem and find a solution even quicker than before! With our specialized knowledge and gentle techniques, our team at Centered Chiropractic can provide targeted relief and help individuals find long-lasting solutions for their pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing symptoms of a pinched nerve, consider seeking the expertise from one of our team members to explore the benefits that chiropractic care can offer.