A pinched nerve is a common area of pain for older individuals, people who perform repetitive movements, anyone who struggles with obesity and those who suffer from arthritis. A pinched nerve can be extremely painful and debilitating. If not treated properly, a pinched nerve may cause permanent nerve damage.
Diagnosing an individual with a pinched nerve is often difficult because some say the pain could be from a previous injury while others report no pain at all. At Schneider Clinic P.C. we believe proper diagnoses is our first step in treating your pain. Our doctors and nurses are here to help you find out if your pain is caused by a pinched nerve.
A pinched nerve, also referred to as a compressed nerve, is a deep root nerve that has become inflamed or irritated due to an overload of pressure. The pressure on the nerve can come from surrounding tissue, cartilage, bones, muscles or tendons that stick out or are weakend from a previous injury or inflammatory condition.
A pinched nerve is damaging to your health. Nerves are in charge of sending out important information to our senses from our bodies to our brains, and from our brains to our bodies, about pain, overall health, and possible threats in the body. The vital nerves travel a specific route from your brain, through your spinal cord, down the middle of your back, and eventually connect to a small group of nerves that branch out to your limbs and elsewhere. When you have a pinched nerve, painful sensations may occur becuase the abnormal pressure and swelling of the nerve is comprimising the way the nerve commmunicates. People with a pinched nerve often describe this pain as a sensation similar to "pins and needles".
One of the main reasons why cases of knee related problems are increasing is because of modern inactive lifestyles. Most people spend most of their time in front of a computer or television. There are many health conditions that are caused by this inactive lifestyle. Performing repetitive tasks and over exertions on your joints and bones can also cause strain injuries. These strain injuries can develop over time and leave you with pains around the knees, elbows or even shoulders. Some of the most common causes of knee pain include cartilage injuries, arthritis, ligament injuries, meniscus injuries, iliotibial band syndrome, and tendon injuries.
To normalize joint function, chiropractors use certain mobilization and manipulation techniques on the affected area. These techniques aim at increasing movement, reducing pain as well as improving function of your knee and other surrounding joints. Other techniques for improving joint function include trigger-point therapy, cross-friction and deep soft tissue massage. The last stage in chiropractic treatment of knee pain involves engaging in exercise programs. Exercise is important as it helps to enhance your joints stability, endurance as well as strength. In addition, it helps to prevent new injuries and even improves your sense of joint position and body balance.
Chiropractors often advise their patients to combine the chiropractic relief for knee pain with other practices and lifestyle changes. This will boost the performance of the treatments and help achieve quicker results. One of the most recommended things is losing weight to ease your joints. You are also advised to wear shoes that have adequate support as well as stabilizing the knee cap with the help of a knee brace. The chiropractor can also recommend stretching exercises targeting your quadriceps and hamstrings.
Some of the most common symptoms of knee problems include difficulty walking, locking of the knee, as well as limping. Other signs include swelling, deformity and the inability to bend. The severity of the knee pain ranges from minor to disabling and severe pain. If you or someone you know is currently suffering from knee pain please give us a call at (574) 293-7000 and set up a FREE consultation with Dr. Schneider. He can help you get out of pain and stay out of pain!Schedule Your Free Consultation
April is a hairdresser and has to be on her feet 10-12 hours a day. April’s knees were always achy but when she had to be on her feet, the pain would increase. April’s knees have been hurting her for six years. April went to two orthopedic surgeons (one in Goshen and the other one in Elkhart) about her knees and they said the kneecap had slipped sideways off of the knee and that she would have to wear knee braces and just live with it. She was told there was not much that could be done about it. For the past six years April felt she had to live with the pain until ...
When I was seventy seven years old I began to have severe pain continuously in my back and knees. My medical doctor diagnosed me with Degenerative Arthritis. He did everything he could do, but to no avail. By this time I had to use a wheelchair, because I had no relief of my pain. Finally in desperation, he sent me to Elkhart General Hospital's Pain Center. They prescribed narcotics for my pain, which barely worked. My grandson was a patient of Dr. Schneiders, and he brought my daughter a brochure about the Activator and it said there was help for Degenerative Arthritis...
In 1993 my medical doctor diagnosed me with Degenerative Arthritis. I was 77 years old when I began to have severe pain continuously in my back and knees. He did everything he could do but I did not improve. By this time I had to use a wheelchair. I had no relief of my pain. Finally in desperation, he referred me to Elkhart General Hospital's Pain Center. They prescribed narcotics for my pain, which helped a little. My grandson was a patient of Dr. Schneider's, and he brought my daughter a brochure about the Activator that Dr. Schneider uses. The brochure said there was help...