Treatment for Nerve Pain at Westport Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Nerve pain can make everyday life a miserable experience, as you may have discovered for yourself. Pain and other uncomfortable sensations can afflict major nerves, nerve roots, or the smaller nerves of the peripheral nervous system that extend to your fingers and toes. Although medication may be able to turn down the "volume" on your nerve pain temporarily, it usually can't resolve the underlying musculoskeletal, neurological, or systemic imbalances that make your pain a daily reality. For that level of relief, you need to consult your chiropractor at Westport Chiropractic & Acupuncture.
Understanding Nerve Pain
Your nerves are the conduits that conduct all kinds of messages throughout the body, including motor commands, functional instructions, and sensations like pain. Your brain and spinal cord make up your central nervous system, with major nerve roots and nerves of the peripheral nervous system relaying instructions and sensations to all parts of the body. A dysfunction or disconnect in any part of this network can spell trouble for all the communications within your body. For example, an impingement of a cervical nerve root in the neck can affect all the nerves served by that nerve root, leading to neuropathy (nerve pain) and other symptoms in the shoulder, arm, or hand. Nerve pain may be caused by:
- A herniated disc, bulging disc, or bony structure that pinches a nerve or nerve root
- Diseases such as diabetes, or toxins that damage the peripheral nerves
- Viral infections such as shingles or HIV
- A surgery or traumatic injury that healed incompletely or produced excessive scar tissue
- Repetitive stress injuries that cause tissue swelling around the nerve (as in carpal tunnel syndrome)
How Your Chiropractor at Our Clinic Can Normalize Your Nerve Function
If you're looking to address the conditions that are causing your nerve pain, as opposed to simply deadening that pain for a few hours at a time, then our Westport chiropractic clinic could hold your answers. Any member of our three-chiropractor team will be happy to check your medical history for diseases and disorders associated with peripheral neuropathy, evaluate your spinal alignment, and diagnose specific points of nerve impingement. You may need spinal decompression therapy to relieve disc pressure, chiropractic adjustment to improve musculoskeletal alignment and overall nerve function, or laser therapy to reduce swelling and help damaged nerves heal. We can create a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
Get the Relief You Need at Our Westport Chiropractic Clinic
Even a stubborn problem such as nerve pain has solutions. Find your answers by calling our Westport chiropractic clinic at (203) 227-4474 for an appointment!