When you have a pinched nerve, every twist, turn or little movement can be excruciatingly painful. A pinched nerve can be caused by any number of things. Maybe you slept wrong and just woke up with pain. Maybe you did a workout and felt something painful when you moved. Maybe you bent down to pick up something or turned around to look at someone and suddenly experienced the pain of a pinched nerve. This painful experience is most often caused by a subluxation, or misalignment, of the spine. Simply put, a vertebra in the spine is twisted, turned, or out of place, causing a nerve to be compressed in an unnatural way. With this pinched nerve comes tingling, numbness, and usually a whole lot of pain. For some, the pain can be so great that it disrupts their everyday life. When your pain level reaches this point, you may be wondering how you can go on living this way. Thankfully, a Charlotte chiropractor can correct subluxations and alleviate pain from pinched nerves.
How Can Chiropractic Help My Pinched Nerve Pain?
Pinched nerve pain may eventually go away on its own, but that doesn’t mean the problem has been corrected. And in the meantime, it can linger for quite a while, affecting just about everything you do. If you are experiencing pain from a spinal misalignment and pinched nerve, seek help from Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor right away to alleviate pain as soon as possible. Dr. Lisetor will examine your spine for misalignments and correct them with a gentle chiropractic adjustment, bringing about relief from pinched nerve pain. When the spine is in correct alignment, the vertebrae won’t press on nerves and you won’t experience pinched nerve pain. Not only that, but proper spinal health leads to a better functioning central nervous system which increases overall health and wellness so that you can live your best life.
Treat the Root Cause of Pinched Nerve Pain
With anything that causes pain, our first instinct might be to reach for medication in an effort to find relief. However, without proper care and management, the problem may only get worse, affecting even your health and normal body function. Medication only masks symptoms for a time and does not seek to get to the root cause of the discomfort. Pain usually comes back later, often stronger than before. You also risk experiencing potential side effects from medications that could be harmful. Liver damage from taking too much medication is a real health concern. When we overwhelm our body with medications, it must work harder to metabolize the medication, which could cause serious long-term damage, and still not fix the problem we originally had. Chiropractic care from Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic will treat the root cause of your pain, spinal misalignments, for long-term, lasting relief from pinched nerve pain. Be sure that you are doing everything you can to take care of yourself safely and naturally because we only get one body, and we must treat it right.
If pinched nerve pain has you down and out, seek help from Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic. Find out more about the benefits of chiropractic care for not just your nerve pain, but also your overall health, so that you can get back to living your best life.
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