Is a “PINCHED” NERVE Making YOUR Life Miserable?
Being “pinched” hurts, but to pinch a nerve? Ugh! That must feel like a severe, sharp, intense pain – and it often does. “Pinched” nerves could happen nearly anywhere and affect nerves that go to your arms, fingers, wrists, neck, head, back, shoulders, legs, muscles and internal organs. “Pinched” nerves can affect your health, posture, vitality, resistance to disease, even your emotional health. “Pinched” nerves can make your life miserable.
Do nerves really get “pinched”? Actual pinching is quite rare. What is much more common is what chiropractors call a subluxation – a distortion in your body structure that stresses your nerves and other tissues. Subluxations cause nerve impingement, nerve irritation, nerve lesions, spinal stress and meningeal tension.
Where Do Nerves Go and What Do They Do?
Individual nerve fibers are microscopic. Although they may be many inches long they are so thin you need a powerful microscope to see them. Nerve fibers are also found in large bundles called nerves. Billions of nerve fibers are bundled inside your spinal cord, an extension of your brain, which passes through your spinal column. Nerves branch off form your spinal cord through openings between vertebrae to connect to every nook and cranny in your body.
Without nerves you couldn’t see, hear, touch, taste or smell; without nerves you could not feel heat, cold, pleasure or pain; and also, without nerves no muscles could move. Nerves messages also help regulate your body activity such as breathing, heartbeat, digestion, hormone function and elimination. Your immune system needs your nerves so that you can respond to germs, changes in temperature and all kinds of stress. In addition to nerve impulses, nutrients flow over your nerves to nourish your muscles and tissues.
It’s not hard to understand that if your nerves are not functioning properly, if they are “pinched,” “impinged” or otherwise interfered with, the flow of messages and nutrients over them can be disrupted and your body can become “dis-eased” or weaken.
How Do Nerves Get “Impinged” or “Pinched”?
If your structural system is misaligned or distorted if may “pinch”, impinge, irritate, compress or stretch the nerves it is supposed to protect. This in turn can affect other structures in the area including blood vessels, discs, ligaments, joints, muscles, fascia, and tendons. Remember this is referred to as a subluxation.
What Can Cause Subluxation?
Nearly any kind of stress can cause a subluxation: a fall or an accident, even a very mild one that happened years ago; a bad sleeping position; poor posture; fatigue; dental work; a difficult birth; emotional stress; poor nutrition or a combination of stresses.
A subluxation need not happen all at once. It could “set” in your body over time – coming on so gradually that you won’t be aware you have one.
Correct Your “Pinched” Nerves
“Pinched” nerves do not go away by themselves. No amount of painkillers or muscle relaxants can fix them.
Dr. Ram Parikh, Doctor of Chiropractic, is able to analyze your body for “pinched” nerves and us chiropractic adjustment techniques to gently realign your body, release your internal stress and free you from your “pinched” nerves.
Only a chiropractic analysis and adjustment can relieve your body of subluxations – nothing else will do.
Dr. Parikh has personally developed many safe and gentle procedures for freeing “pinched” nerves.