Pinched Nerve

Suffering from a pinched nerve makes even the simplest task an unbearably painful chore. Visit your neighborhood chiropractor Dr. Alan J. Helvig of Helvig Health Chiropractic in Sun City, Arizona near Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise, Arizona. Dr. Helvig’s caring team can diagnose exactly where your pinched nerve is located, so they know precisely which area to treat.

Pinched Nerve Q & A

What exactly is a pinched nerve?

The name describes it best — one of your nerves actually gets pinched. When this happens, normal energy flow is disrupted, leaving you in pain. It can happen anywhere in your body. Sometimes, a pinched nerve is only temporary, like if you’ve sat in the same position for hours on end. But if you continue to have nerve problems, the “pinch” probably stems from a medical condition.

A pinched nerve may be caused by a bone spur, which is an abnormal outgrowth of the bone. These outgrowths can occur along the edges of your bones, or in joints. Bone spurs add pressure on surrounding nerves, causing them to feel pinched. In some cases, pinched nerves are caused by herniated discs. When this occurs, the soft tissue around the discs that separate joints “slips” out of place, leading to pressure on your nerves.


Will I need multiple chiropractic sessions?

Yes. While you certainly may feel better after just one appointment, depending on the cause of your pinched nerve, you’ll benefit from continued treatment on the area. Many treatment plans include 2-3 sessions per week, for several weeks straight.

Dr. Helvig probably will perform some manual chiropractic adjustments on your body, to realign your spine and joints. Most men and women benefit from additional chiropractic treatments, such as cold laser therapy, electrical impulse stimulation sessions, or ultrasound — even ice or heat helps. These gentle treatment techniques help heal soft tissue in the affected area, so your body can recover and correct itself.


Can I do anything else to alleviate pain from a pinched nerve?

Yes. Dr. Helvic teaches exercises that can stretch and strengthen the muscles in your back and core. This helps minimize pinched nerve problems later on down the line. He also may work with you on proper posture techniques. Slouching, improper lifting techniques and poor posture put strain on your joints and vertebrae, which can increase pinched nerve pain. His expert team demonstrates how to change some things in your day-to-day life that will minimize issues with pinched nerves.

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10323 West Coggins Drive , Suite C
Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone: 623-201-8795
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