Nerves are important message carriers that transmit from your brain and your spinal cord. When you have a pinched nerve, this means that this communication system has been damaged and that minor or severe problems can come as a result. Nerve compression can be the result of repetitive motion, or even from inflammation.
Below are 3 telltale signs that you have a pinched nerve.
1.) Pins and Needle Feeling
You may have a pinched nerve if you're experiencing that all-too-familiar pins and needles feelings, especially in your extremities. Radiating pain can also come as a result.
If you experience weakness, especially during your everyday activities, this may be cause for concern. Sometimes your symptoms might even worsen as you try certain types of movements, movements like turning your head or flexing your neck.
3.) Pain in Area of Compression
If you're experiencing any sort of pain in your area of compression, then it's a good indicator that you may have a pinched nerve that needs treatment. How long each patient experiences symptoms will vary from case to case. Certain patients may benefit simply from resting their injured area, while others may need to seek chiropractic care.
If you do decide to go the chiropractor route, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.