The term “pinched nerve” describes an issue with one or several nerves. As the name implies, the nerve or nerves become compressed. This can happen when the nerve gets pinched between 2 vertebrae in your spine, for example, causing you pain or tingling in your back.
Yes. Older adults and people suffering from arthritis often suffer from pinched nerves. Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory condition, affects the joints in your spine, sometimes causing a pinched nerve. Diabetes, obesity, and pregnancy can also bring about pinched nerves. In some cases, pinched nerves are genetic.
Yes. Nerves are “alive” in the sense that they need regular blood flow to survive. When a nerve gets compressed or pinched, that blood supply fizzles down or stops completely. Without blood, the nerve fiber can die. This can lead to permanent numbness if enough nerve fibers stop functioning. Even your muscles can suffer since nerve impulses are what cause muscle contractions, which power every move you make. In severe cases, if the pinched nerve affects your lower back or legs, you could have difficulty controlling your bladder or bowels, or have difficulty walking.
In many cases, yes. Dr. Ponomarenko’s specialized chiropractic training allows him to find exactly which spinal bones aren’t moving as they should. During your visit, he’ll nudge the vertebrae that are “stuck” with a quick force and get your spine back into proper alignment. Once you’re properly realigned, you should feel relief from your pinched nerve symptoms right away, since they’ll be working again. Because surgery can be risky and has lengthy recovery times, getting a non-invasive chiropractic treatment from Dr. Ponomarenko instead, will likely relieve your pain without any downtime.
At Flower Mound Chiropractic, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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