Trapped Nerves

Do you suffer from back pain? If so you would be quite amazed at what the causes would be. What kind of pain do your experience? Is it always in one place? Have you tried everything you can think of to fix it? Naturally you've probably tried having your friends give you massages, and when they got tired of that you might have bought a massage chair. Those chairs can work miracles, but they really cannot fix a trapped nerve.

A trapped nerve occurs when a nerve in the back is literally pinched. This can be caused by pressure from the tendons, or even bones. It is very painful, and the pain only gets worse as you let it fester. The big question is how you'll know if you actually have a trapped nerve. It's possible that you simply have back pains, so look at a few of the symptoms:

Muscle Spasms

Tingling

Numbness

The only real way to know whether or not you have a pinched nerve is to visit a chiropractor. They will be able to tell you exactly what's wrong, and even recommend a treatment. There is normally a pretty discernible cause behind the pinched nerve. For the most part it is caused by improper posture. Yes, we saw you straighten up in your chair just now. Actually that might help because many people tend to sit slouched over in their chair.

Another cause might be improper sleeping position. It helps to lay flat on your back and not on your side or even curled up as some people tend to do. Basically you need to correct your sleeping posture and make sure that you are sitting up straight, as an ounce of prevention is worth a pound (or more) or cure. If you persist in your normal habits you might find that the problem gets even worse. In the most extreme cases of trapped nerves, individuals might have a stiff neck or numbness in their toes. If this happens you need to be ready for the long haul as the condition can last for a few weeks. That would definitely be the time to visit a chiropractor to be checked for the likelihood of having trapped nerves.

If you do not get it taken care of soon you may have even more problems later on. Some of these problems could cause you to miss work which is never good. What you want to do is stop the problem before it gets to that point. Yes it's going to involve a lifestyle change, but it's worth it considering the long term effects that you are offsetting.

So take a long hard look at your lifestyle and see if you're doing anything that could contribute to a trapped nerve. Chances are that there is something, and as soon as you correct it you'll be on the road to recovery.

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