When a nerve is put under pressure it can become compressed or “pinched,” which eventually can lead to sharp pain, numbness, tingling, aching, burning, or muscle weakness. These “pinched nerves” can be caused by spinal misalignments, bulging/herniated discs, or a variety of other factors. The issue with “pinched” nerves is that the nerve pressure must be relieved in order to alleviate the pain. A thorough examination can reveal the cause of your pain, and chiropractic adjustments can relieve the pain by restoring proper motion to the spine and addressing the cause of the pain.
Check out these studies highlighting the benefit of chiropractic care for cervical radiculopathy and lumbar radiculopathy: