Pinched nerves is a layman reference. Most chiropractors feel the term pinched nerve is inaccurate. However, it is often used as it is a suitable description for the pain being experienced. Chiropractors may refer to the condition as “foraminal compression” or “chronic proprioceptive sensory bed disturbance”caused by the spine losing it’s juxta position through one or more incidents. This added force to the spine could cause a disc bulge giving you the pain and symptoms.
“Pinched” nerves can occur anywhere in the spine.
Common reasons for the onset of symptoms include sleeping in the incorrect position, an accident, poor posture, dental work, emotional stress or poor nutrition. You may feel a general weakening of your whole body and increased susceptibility to illness or feeling unwell. Some other associated symptoms may include head, neck and back ache, aching joints and just generally not feeling normal.
If the symptoms fall out of the chiropractic scope, your chiropractor will refer you to the correct modality for your complaint.