Framingham Chiropractor Specializes in Numbness and Pinched Nerve Relief

Top Quote A "pinched" nerve is a phrase that commonly describes an underlying condition resulting from an injury, accident, fall, repetitive motion or anxiety. Pinched nerves are most common in the low back, neck or wrist and can be addressed with gentle chiropractic care. End Quote
  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) July 13, 2011 - Do you have a pinched nerve?

    In order to recognize if you are suffering from signs associated from a pinched nerve it is imperative to realize what it means to be inflicted with a "pinched" nerve. A pinched nerve happens when too much stress is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues like bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This additional force will cause swelling of the nerve and interrupts the nerves purpose which results in pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness. A pinched nerve can happen anywhere in your body but are most typical in the spine as the result of a displaced vertebra (bone) or herniated disc, or in the wrist resulting in what is commonly recognized as carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Nerves are responsible for carrying communication signals between the brain and the body along with sending messages to the muscles or skin. These nerves exit the spinal cord above and below each vertebra and stretch into the arms, legs, brain, and every other part of the body. When a bone in the spinal column (vertebra) is out of place or turned to some extent from its correct position, weight may be placed on the nerve root. Numerous factors may cause a bone in the spinal column to become displaced including a fall, an accident, an injury, repetitive movement on the job, remaining in the same position for a extended period of time (sitting at a computer all day), poor posture, or osteoarthritis. The signs and symptoms of a pinched nerve include pain, numbness, burning sensation, tingling, "pins and needles" feelings, muscle weakness, or pain along the legs or arms. More severe symptoms might include headaches, stomach problems, sciatica, neck pain, asthma, allergy symptoms, or insomnia. If the weight continues over a extended period of time lasting nerve injury can occur.

    Doctors of chiropractic are professionals trained to identify displaced vertebra and specialize in returning the vertebra into the correct position. Dr. Austrager of Metrowest Spine Clinic Chiropractic office in Framingham utilizes specific adjustments, soft tissue therapies and helps strengthen the affected area with postural exercises in order to reposition the displaced bone back into its correct position. These precise adjustments takes the pressure off the affected nerves, so they may re-establish appropriate communication, and allow health and healing to take place with no side effects.

    The following actions can be used to alleviate some of the pain associated with a pinched nerve until you are able to be treated by a chiropractor. As an example, alternating between heat and ice, taking a hot shower, having a massage, or doing general range of motion exercises. These measures will not correct the condition that is creating the painful symptoms of a pinched nerve so it is important to see you chiropractor as soon as possible before the problem gets worse.

    Dr. Austrager recommends a number of preventative measures after correction and healing has occurred. Such as, continue good posture, incorporate postural exercises into your every day routine, limit repetitive activities, maintain a healthy weight, and schedule routine chiropractic adjustments in order to sustain a correct spinal position.

    Metrowest Spine Clinic is an advanced spinal rehab facility that specializes in correcting several conditions resulting from car accidents, work injuries, slip and falls, and stress from everyday life. In his 11 year old practice, Dr. Austrager, a Board Eligible Chiropractic Neurologist has had huge success with patients suffereing from neck pain, herniated disc, pinched nerves, back pain, headaches/migraines, whiplash injury, carpal tunnel, numbness, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and dizziness. If you or someone you know is suffering from symptoms linked with a pinched nerve, visit our website at for additional information on how Dr. Austrager can help.

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