A pinched nerve can be an extremely painful condition. Initial symptoms include things like a burning sensation, muscle spasms, numbness or weakness in the arms or legs, and pain that radiates through the neck or lower back.
While chiropractic treatment can treat a pinched nerve and help alleviate the painful symptoms that accompany it, the best course of action is to avoid one in the first place. One of the best ways to do that is to use correct posture.
In its article, Why Good Posture Matters, Harvard Health talks about the importance of good posture in preventing conditions such as pinched nerves. It also gives some quick tips for improving your posture.
- Engage in balancing exercises which improve core strength.
- Stretch to increase muscle flexibility.
- Do quick posture checks in the mirror.
If you think you have a pinched nerve or would simply like more information regarding this often painful condition, call Zurek Chiropractic at 402-504-3434.