If you’re suffering from nerve pain, let Dr. John Ashcraft, Dr. Connor Donoghue, and Dr. Erin Hayden at Chirolife Wellness Center in Mooresville, NC, help you attain the relief you deserve.
Guide to Nerve Pain and Chiropractic Care
Your nerves have very important jobs. They are responsible for carrying vital messages to and from the brain, and they control functions like breathing and digestion. These things occur automatically, so most people don’t think twice about the nerves until something goes wrong, something doesn’t feel quite “right,” or they are experiencing nerve pain. In this guide, Dr. Ashcraft, Dr. Donoghue, Dr. Hayden, and the team at Chirolife Wellness Center in Mooresville, NC, share what nerve pain feels like, why it might be happening to you, and how chiropractic care can help.
What Exactly Does Nerve Pain Feel Like?
The pain can vary among the individuals who suffer it and where in the body they experience it. For many, it feels like a sharp, shooting pain. For others, it feels more like a burning sensation or a tingling, prickly sensation.
And for others, it’s more of a sensitivity or tenderness than a pain. For example, you might barely touch your neck in one spot which causes massive discomfort. This often comes as a shock because you haven’t noticed any symptoms there before.
What Causes It?
Again, this can be varied. In some cases, medication or conditions like diabetes can cause nerve pain. Poor blood circulation can also be responsible.
In many cases, though, nerve pain is due to an issue with the nerve itself, such as compression. Compression occurs when something surrounding the nerve puts pressure on it. Every part of the neuromusculoskeletal system is designed to have enough space to do its job. However, muscle tension, spinal misalignment, herniated discs, and other issues mean that something isn’t in its designated place and is likely putting pressure on the surrounding nerve.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques that help put things back into their proper placement. Adjustments restore spinal alignment, decompression therapy helps retract herniated discs, and soft tissue techniques treat tension and inflammation. Such techniques help naturally relieve nerve compression. Additionally, this combination of techniques helps improve blood flow, nerve function, and much more.
The treatments mentioned above are just a few, but chiropractors can also provide therapeutic exercises and other helpful methods for enhancing your neuromusculoskeletal wellness. Your treatment plan will be designed around your specific needs and symptoms.
Say goodbye to nerve pain by visiting Dr. Ashcraft, Dr. Donoghue, and Dr. Hayden at Chirolife Wellness Center in Mooresville, NC. Call (704) 799-8750 to schedule your appointment today.