Can Chiropractic Care Help With Radiating Pain?

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Fort Pierce Radiating Pain:

Have you ever experienced sciatica? Where the pain seems to radiate down your leg to your foot, the medical term for this is actually “radiculitis”. It may not be the most common nerve pain, but it causes extreme pain and discomfort for those that experience it.

Radiating pain is actually caused when a nerve or nerve root is experiencing pressure, whether it is a result of spinal subluxation or from inflammation and an example of this is a herniated disk. This creates a radiating pain because it has bulged out of its normal place and may be exerting pressure on a nerve root extending from the spinal cord.

Port St. Lucie Radiating Pain:

The nerves that run the length of the spinal cord from neck to tailbone and branch out to the left and right are called the radicular nerves. When these are injured or compressed they are more likely to radiate pain than the other types of nerves in our body. If there is a neck injury, for example, pain may radiate down the arm to the fingertips. Some people may think that are experiencing radiating pain, but the pain is more often due to myofascial trigger points that cause a more diffuse pain that seems to radiate out from one area. This is caused by muscles that are too tense and scar tissue that has built up trapping nerves in the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Chiropractic Adjustments:

A chiropractic adjustment can address any spinal misalignments that may be impinging on spinal nerves, helping to take the pressure off the nerve and thus reducing pain and the myofascial release where the soft tissues of the muscles and the myofascia are relaxed to decompress a pinched nerve and can aid in mobilizing injured spinal joints.

If you are suffering from radiating pain don’t hesitate to visit your local chiropractor. You can be adjusted in an effort to correct any spinal subluxations that may have appeared and help to relieve your radiating pain. Regular chiropractic adjustments will help to correct the alignment of your spine and help your body to function at its’ optimum level!

Be well!

Dr. Sue : )

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