Lower Back Pinched Nerve in New York, NY
If you are experiencing pain in your lower back, it may be the result of a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve is a vital nerve being compressed by the surrounding bone or tissue and it is common for a pinched nerve to occur within the spine, including the lower back area. Visiting a chiropractic doctor on the Upper East Side about your pain will help you get the treatment you need for pain relief.
Causes of a Pinched Nerve in Lower Back
A pinched nerve occurs when there is excess pressure applied to a nerve by the surrounding tissues in the neck or back. In some situations, the tissue may be cartilage or bone, such as if there is a herniated spinal disc compressing on a nerve root. In other situations, it may be due to muscles or tendons compressing the nerve root. People in the 10020, 10036, 10019 may also experience a pinched nerve in their lower back as a result of:
- Stress from repetitive work
- Sports activities
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Foreign bodies
- Scar tissue
- Muscle compression
Symptoms of a Low Back Pinched Nerve
The amount of pressure often determines the degree of severity of your symptoms, which often include:
- Tingling and a pins and needles sensation
- Sharp, burning or aching pain, which can radiate outward
- A frequent feeling that your hand or foot has fallen asleep
- A decreased sensation or numbness in the area that is supplied by the nerve
- Muscle weakness in the area affected
- The symptoms caused by a pinched nerve often become worse while you are sleeping
If you are experiencing symptoms other than the pain that include perineum numbness and/or loss of bowel or bladder control it is essential that you see a chiropractor in the NYC 10022 or 10017 area as soon as possible.
Chiropractic Treatment in Midtown for a Pinched Nerve
The most commonly recommended treatment by a chiropractor in Midtown for a pinched nerve is resting the affecting area. Your chiropractor in Rockefeller Center and Midtown recommends stopping any activities that may cause or aggravate the compressed nerve. Depending on where the pinched nerve is located, chiropractic care may include immobilizing the area with a brace and/or physical therapy, which can help stretch and strengthen the muscles in the affected area and relieve pressure on the nerve.
It is important to keep in mind that if the compression on a nerve is only for a short amount of time, the injury is generally not permanent and once the compression is relieved, the nerve functions will return to normal. However, if you do not address the situation and the pressure continues, you may experience chronic pain and permanent nerve damage.
For Pinched Nerve Treatment Visit Our NYC Chiropractor
If you are experiencing symptoms of a pinched nerve in your lower back, contact Balanced Health Medical today to learn more information about the treatment options we have available to relieve your pain and discomfort.