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Can a Chiropractor help a pinched nerve?

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Relief from a Pinched Nerve

If you’re suffering from a pinched nerve, chiropractic treatment from Dr. Cain could potentially help you find relief from your pain.

Dr. Aaron Cain is a chiropractic doctor who is specially trained in nervous system issues and can offer drug-free, non-surgical, non-invasive techniques to treat your pinched nerve without all the inherent risks of pharmaceutical or surgical approaches.

To understand how a chiropractor can help you, it’s best to understand the common origins of a pinched nerve.

What causes a Pinched Nerve?

Pinched nerves are usually caused by a bony impingement, meaning there might be a joint that is pressing on the nerve, or by a bulging disc, herniated disc, or tight muscles. This could have resulted from improper posture, lifting heavy items or reaching for something in an awkward manner.

Since the nervous system, i.e., your nerves, is interconnected throughout your entire body, a pinched nerve in your neck, for example, may radiate down your arm or even down your leg. Your pain will not always be localized.

If you’re like most people, you’ll try to treat the symptoms of a pinched nerve yourself by taking pain relief medication and hoping the discomfort eventually goes away.  When left untreated, however, pinched nerves can cause extreme pain, reduced mobility, and inflammation.

How do you treat a Pinched Nerve?

Fortunately, you don’t have to live with this pain. When you visit with Dr. Cain, he’ll examine your back and note any misaligned vertebrae, also known as subluxations. When these vertebrae are out of place, they can put intense pressure on the nerves in the spine – the cause of a pinched nerve.

If Dr. Cain notices any subluxations, the chiropractor will prescribe a treatment plan, which will typically include spinal adjustments, lifestyle modifications, and massage therapy.

For spinal adjustments, Dr. Cain will use his hands or a device to apply controlled, gentle, non-invasive force to put misaligned vertebrae back where they belong. The amount of force applied depends on the form of adjustment used. Once the spine is aligned, nerve blocks are removed allowing blood to bring oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body. This improved circulatory function can help relieve your pain and boost your immune system.

Regular visits with Dr. Cain may also help your pinched nerve heal faster and prevent future damage.

Many studies, including those done by the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society, have concluded that spinal adjustments are safe and as effective as conventional treatments, such as medication, in reducing low-back pain intensity and disability.  Better still, spinal adjustments while effective is a drug-free, non-surgical, non-invasive approach.

If you’re suffering from a pinched nerve, don’t live another day in agony. See a chiropractor like Dr. Cain who can apply a natural approach to cure your pain through techniques like spinal adjustments without the use of prescription drugs. Once you experience how your body responds to professional spinal adjustments, you’ll wonder why you waited as long as you did.

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Written by Dr. Aaron Cain

Health, wellness, and optimum performance have always interested Dr. Cain. As a kid and early adult, he spent a lot of time training for the goal of being the best hockey player that he could be. This quest brought him to different levels, including junior hockey in Flin Flon Manitoba, Northern Michigan University, The Calgary Flames minor league system, and then over to Europe. As the level of competition increased, it became more apparent that even small increases in performance could make a large difference in what level a player could reach. His experience really motivated him to research optimum performance in athletes. It made sense to him that, if the brain and nervous system control the entire body, the better that this system works, the better the person works. This led Dr. Cain to his next path, Chiropractic School in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Cain received a master’s degree that focused on athletes and human performance. As fun as it was to work with athletes of all different levels, he started to shift his focus more towards family practice and educating people on not only chiropractic, but also on the way they eat, move, and think. Dr. Cain has always loved the city of Calgary and all that the mountains had to offer. So in 2004, he decided to move here and start his chiropractic practice. Since that time, he has found it very rewarding to help the people of his community reach their health goals and to expand their minds to what is possible by making healthy lifestyle choices. Dr. Cain looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the level of health you deserve.
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