Pinched Nerve Specialist

A pinched nerve can cause serious pain in your neck or back — and it can also send shooting pain down your arm or leg. At Complete Performance Chiropractic, experienced chiropractor Dr. Eric Leitman offers highly effective evidence-based pinched nerve treatments in the St. Charles, Missouri, office. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you.

Pinched Nerve Q & A

What is a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve gets its name from being trapped by swollen or displaced tissues or bones around it. This pressure can squeeze a nerve so much that it causes serious pain and disrupts normal nerve function.

Although you can develop pinched nerves in many areas, they usually occur in the spine, particularly in the neck or lower back.

What are the symptoms of a Pinched Nerve?

A pinched nerve doesn’t work as it usually does, so it can trigger a few different issues, such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness in an arm or leg

Symptoms can happen anywhere along the affected nerve. For example, a pinched nerve in the lumbar (lower) spine can cause severe pain in your lower back as well as radiating pain along the path of the nerve.

It’s very common to experience back pain that moves down into your hip, buttock, and leg on one side of your body. Similarly, a pinched nerve in your neck can cause shooting pain that moves into your shoulder and arm.

Who is at Risk of a Pinched Nerve?

There are several possible causes of pinched nerves, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accidents
  • Years of poor posture
  • Repetitive motions at work, such as typing
  • Repetitive motions during recreational activities
  • Swelling from rheumatoid arthritis
  • Difficulty maintaining a healthy weight

Many of the causes of pinched nerves are controllable, so after you complete treatment, it’s important to take steps to prevent a recurrence.

How is a Pinched Nerve Treated?

Pinched nerve treatment at Complete Performance Chiropractic emphasizes fast pain relief along with correcting the underlying issue that causes your pain. Some of the many possible treatments include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Graston® Technique
  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Heat therapy
  • Cupping therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Kinesio Taping® with RockTape®
  • E-stim
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Intersegmental traction
  • Regenerative medicine injections
  • Custom orthotics

In addition to the in-office treatments, Complete Performance Chiropractic offers top-rated products you can use at home. Biofreeze® is a popular option for home pain relief because the gels, roll-ons, patches, and creams instantly cool and ease the pain.

Additionally, TriggerPoint® foam rollers can help you manage pain at home. Supplements from Designs for Health® and Charlotte’s Web™ CBD products are also available in the office.

Complete Performance Chiropractic offers cutting-edge nonsurgical care for pinched nerves, so call the office or click on the online scheduler for pain relief today.