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March 06, 2012

So you are in pain with a pinched nerve? You want to know more about it, of course. You want help. It's awful to be in pain. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is with you, and our non-surgical chiropractic services just may be your solution.

pinched nerve in the lower backPinched nerves are fascinating things, at least to your Augusta chiropractor! They may result in back pain, neck pain, arm pain or leg pain…even groin pain! We know this, so don't fret. We're just a phone call away. For now, though, check out how these pinched nerves work.

First, after a nerve is pinched for 14 days, in a rat model, there is a build-up of white blood cells called macrophages along with pain-producing chemicals such as Substance P, that maintain pain and can actually cause the nerve to lose full function as a process called demyelination (loss of nerve lining) takes place. Such a change may lead to chronic pain and loss of nerve function, resulting in the development of such problems as

  • weakness of muscles in the extremities
  • balance upset when we stand or walk
  • burning in the feet and legs (called neuropathy)
  • difficulty standing, sitting, bending, or lifting

Chronic or long-term compression of a nerve in the spine causes chemical changes in a nerve that causes pain. (2)

Second, the blood supply of the compressed, pinched nerves is impaired. (3) This may cause feelings of numbness, tingling, asleep sensation, or frank pain into the extremities.

Third, consider the possible pain types and locations caused by pinched nerves. One such place is groin pain. Yes, the nerves to the groin arise from the low back. Sometimes the major symptom that brings a Augusta pinched nerve patient to our office may be groin pain which may arise from nerve compression in the low back. Such compression by a pinched nerve may be caused by disc degeneration and spinal stenosis (degeneration of the joints and discs in the low back), or disc herniation that cause nerve compression. (4)

un-pinched nerveSo, if you have groin pain, back pain, or neck pain, get relief at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Such pain is an indication that it's time for an examination by your Augusta chiropractor to see if it is caused by a pinched nerve.

You should have relief, and our gentle, safe, proven chiropractic spinal manipulation may be the answer for you just as it has been for many other Augusta patients. Read the references, then contact Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today!