Navigating the complexities of nerve pain can be challenging without proper care and support. At 380 Chiropractic & Wellness in McKinney, Texas, experienced chiropractor Joseph Cacozza, DC, uses the most effective chiropractic techniques to relieve nerve pain. Dr. Cacozza performs a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose the underlying cause of your pain and determine the best treatment for your needs and goals. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Nerves are a network of communicators that send signals throughout your body, allowing you to feel sensations like hot and cold temperatures, pressure, and pain. You have more than seven trillion nerves, and damage to any of their roots or the signals they produce can cause pain.
Nerve pain is complex. It can be localized or widespread, constant or intermittent (comes and goes), making it difficult to diagnose and treat. Understanding the underlying cause of nerve pain is essential to determine the appropriate treatment.
Nerve pain isn’t always specific. Some people experience burning, tingling sensations, while others feel a shooting or stabbing pain. Depending on the location, nerve pain can increase your skin’s sensitivity. You may even feel discomfort when something lightly brushes against you.
Numbness or weakness in the affected area can also accompany nerve pain, making it challenging to perform regular activities or maintain proper function.
Many chronic conditions and injuries can cause nerve pain, including:
The sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of the legs, is the longest in the body. When this nerve becomes compressed, you can experience lower back, hip, and thigh pain. Sitting for long periods, inactivity, and even sleeping in the wrong position can cause sciatica to flare up.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that runs through the wrist (median nerve) becomes irritated. This compression leads to symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and fingers, especially the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger.
High blood sugar levels from diabetes can damage the small blood vessels that supply the nerves in your legs and feet, leading to chronic pain, tingling, burning, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
With a wide range of treatments and noninvasive techniques, 380 Chiropractic & Wellness can significantly reduce nerve pain. Popular treatments for nerve pain include:
Nutritional counseling can also help you lose weight to relieve pressure on your joints, which may also relieve nerve pain.
To learn more, call 380 Chiropractic & Wellness today or schedule an appointment online.