The pain caused by a pinched nerve can sideline you from participating in the activities you most enjoy. At KC Physical Therapy, located in Murray Hill, New York, New York, Dour team uses a variety of innovative techniques to ease the pain and discomfort of a pinched nerve. Call today to learn more about natural treatment options for nerve pain, or book an appointment online.
A pinched nerve happens when tissues surrounding nerves — such as cartilage, bones, tendons, or muscle — put too much pressure on a nerve. When nerves are “squeezed” too hard, they may not function normally. This can cause:
Pain and other symptoms associated with a pinched nerve often occur in your neck, shoulder, or back — and can travel down to your arms, hands, or legs. You may even feel like a hand or foot has fallen asleep.
Numerous factors can lead to a pinched nerve and the pain associated with it, such as:
Permanent nerve damage and chronic pain can happen if a pinched nerve isn’t relieved promptly, which is why seeking treatment is so important. Nerve function often returns to normal after the release of pressure on a pinched nerve.
Fortunately, in many cases, physical therapy can relieve the pain and pressure associated with a pinched nerve to restore your quality of life. Our team can use a variety of techniques to treat a pinched nerve, such as:
Our team strengthens the muscles and other tissue surrounding a pinched nerve to alleviate pressure and ease pain. She may incorporate Pilates-based strengthening and flexibility exercises into your session, or use TheraBand resistance bands for added resistance.
To give you extra support where you need it most — near the area of a pinched nerve — our team may recommend you wear a splint or soft cervical collar, depending on the location of your pinched nerve, to restrict movement during healing and prevent further pain and injury to nerves.
Our team may use a technique called myofascial release, which is a specialized form of massage, to eliminate restricted movement caused by tight, stiff myofascial tissue surrounding a pinched nerve. This helps alleviate discomfort.
When you’re ready for nonsurgical relief of pain caused by a pinched nerve, schedule an appointment with us at KC Physical Therapy today or book an appointment online.