Did you wake up this morning with a terrible pain in your back? Do you feel like you pulled something while moving a certain way or playing a sport? The pain you may be experiencing could be a pinched nerve. There are several things that may cause a pinched nerve, though the reason they occur is mainly because of a subluxation, or misalignment of the spine. A pinched nerve is simply a nerve that is being compressed in an unnatural way. This can occur after an intense workout, from bad posture, or just by reaching for something that misaligns the spine, causing the compressed nerve and a whole lot of pain, tingling, or numbness. Pinched nerves can also cause a few other symptoms. A pinched nerve can be debilitating and many people that experience this pain cannot function properly in their day-to-day life; it can make driving to work or school nearly impossible, and sometimes the only way of finding comfort is lying on your bed with a hot or cold pack, but you can’t really get a whole lot done or enjoy your life by doing that constantly.
What Should I Do About It?
The pain caused by a pinched nerve can linger for weeks if not treated properly and in a timely manner. Dr. Ronnie Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic is experienced in treating pain caused by these pinched nerves, and he can help get you back on your feet and back to your life before this pain takes over and before more serious health concerns come about because of it. Several people who experience pinched nerves believe that the pain will eventually go away on its own, or they will take large amounts of pain medication to alleviate the problem. Without proper pinched nerve treatment, the problem may continue to cause severe pain and even cause pain and dysfunction in other areas of the body. Dr. Bolar will address the problem in your spine, allowing the pressure on the nerve to lessen, and getting you back to normal health, body function, and comfort. Also, by not taking the large amounts of pain meds, you save your liver the damage and allow your body to heal itself. In our society today, we pump so many medications into our body out of convenience or because we think the problem is temporary. The issue is that taking this pain medication only masks the problem and the pain comes right back, gets much worse, and often leads to more health issues down the road. We also cause serious damage to our liver because it is working extra hard to metabolize all the medications, on top of the workload that it already has trying to keep our body healthy. We only get one body and we must do everything we can to take good care of it.
Allow us at Vital Life Chiropractic to naturally address the source of your pinched nerve pain and help you return to your normal life! Dr. Ronnie serves practice members in many areas, including Lithia Springs, Douglasville, Atlanta, Douglas County, and several more locations. We would love to serve you and help you get back on your feet and back in the swing of things!
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