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Relief for Pinched Nerves in St. Cloud

woman sitting on couch holding back in pain Pinched nerves can often lead to discomfort, predominantly in the neck or back. On tracing the source of pain back to the spine, the root cause is usually identified as a subluxation–a misalignment of the vertebrae. This misalignment exerts pressure on the nerve, and it’s startling to learn that merely the weight of a dime on the nerve can result in up to an 80% loss of nerve function.

The Causes & Effects of Pinched Nerves

Other causes for pinched nerves besides subluxation could include disc herniation, disc bulge, or an annular tear. The latter occurs when the disc tears, causing the internal jelly-like substance to exert additional pressure on the nerve.

Nerves play a critical role in our body, influencing not just our muscles but also our organs. This means that a pinched nerve can lead to various complications, from digestive issues to blood pressure problems or breathing difficulties.

A Proper Evaluation and Chiropractic Care

A proper evaluation is crucial to maintaining optimal health. At Advantage Chiropractic, we use X-rays and the INSiGHT™ Millennium Subluxation Station, our computerized scanning device, to detect and identify subluxations.

Then, adjustments to the spine can sometimes normalize the pressure of the protruding disc, alleviating the pressure on the nerve.

When to Seek Advanced Imaging

If a patient’s symptoms do not improve within a specific time frame, we recommend an MRI or other advanced imaging techniques. These methods provide a more detailed view of the nerves as they exit the spinal column, helping to identify any issues that may not be immediately apparent. It’s important to remember that even subtle pressure can have far-reaching effects on the function of the nerve.

Book an Appointment

If you have a pinched nerve, you want relief as quickly as possible. Contact us today to book an appointment with Dr. Roerick. We want to help alleviate your discomfort and help you heal.

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Relief for Pinched Nerves St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell and Sauk Rapids MN | (320) 251-1080