Pinched nerves can result from overstretching or compression to a specific nerve region. Symptoms of a pinched nerve include numbness, “pins and needles,” burning pain, or radiating pain that extends outward from the injured area. Most people in Lakewood have temporarily experienced a pinched nerve with the sensation of a hand or foot falling asleep. A pinched nerve in the neck may come from either a disc herniation or bone spurs from spinal arthritis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is characterized by a compression of the artery, vein, brachial plexus at the scalenes (muscles of the neck), or pectoralis minor part of the axilla (under your armpit). Symptoms may include heaviness in hands or numbness and tingling in the hands.
Computer Posture/Computer Neck
As we become more sedentary and spend longer amounts of time at our desks and computer workstations, the prevalence of neck pain from prolonged poor postures can increase with severity over time. Once we determine that your neck pain is caused by posture and ergonomic issues, we will discuss methods to reduce the pain cycle and allow your neck to return to full function.
Cervical Disc Herniations
Depending on the severity of the herniated disc, with and without compression of the cervical nerve root, pain from this condition can leave patients with a constant need for pain medication, anti-inflammatory pills, and, at times, cortisone injections.
While medication prescribed by a neurologist may have reduce the intensity of your migraines, they do not address the physical factors causing your migraine pain. Over time, migraine medication will become less effective. By treating your physical condition, oxygen and circulation to the head and neck will improve, thus reducing your pain.
Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches. The pain from a tension headache is constant and can spread throughout your neck and upper back causing sore muscles or even dizziness. Our doctors are skilled in detecting trigger points in the neck and head that cause tension headaches.
If you or a loved one is suffering from Neck Pain, WE Can Help! Call Dr. Jason Jumper at Renew Chiropractic in Lakewood Today: 720-493-5885.