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Nerve Root Compression in Madison, OH

The severe pain and limited mobility caused by nerve root compression is debilitating for the men and women living with the condition. Serving Painesville, Mentor and surrounding towns in Ohio, French Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Madison offers safe and effective treatments for nerve root compression.

What Is Nerve Root Compression?

Nerve root compression is a condition that occurs when spinal nerves are compressed and irritated. This painful condition can be the result of a disease or spinal injury, resulting in pain.

Pain is the leading symptom of nerve root compression. Most sufferers feel the pain in the area of the nerve and throughout their legs and occasionally their buttocks. Walking tends to cause the pain to intensify, leading to problems with walking long distances. In certain rare cases, bowel and bladder function is affected. Nerve root compression symptoms may vary among people, and the symptoms are largely due to the location of the affected nerve.

Determination of nerve root compression severity can be difficult, requiring a complete examination by a back specialist.

What Are The Causes Of Nerve Root Compression?

Nerve root compression can happen because of pressure from a ruptured disc, bone changes, arthritis or other forms of injury that result in pressure upon nerve roots. In adults, typical degenerative disc changes may put pressure on nerve roots. Nerve compression in younger people is usually caused by a ruptured disc due to trauma. The result is a disc that causes pain because of compression of the root nerve.

What Are The Symptoms Of Nerve Root Compression?

The most common symptom is pain spreading through the arm, chest, neck, and upper back and shoulders. A sufferer may also have muscle weakness and tingling or numbness in hands or fingers. You may also experience a lack of coordination, particularly in your hands. These symptoms can severely impact a person’s life in a negative manner. In fact, routine tasks can become almost impossible in some of the most severe cases.

What Is The Treatment For Nerve Root Compression?

French Chiropractic and Wellness Center uses two forms of spinal decompression including flexion/distraction chiropractic tables, and a spinal decompression table delivering FDA-approved spinal decompression therapy. Manual adjustments by hand or assisted by an instrument are also employed for conservative treatment of nerve root compression.

Chiropractic care focuses restoring proper segmental motion to dysfunctional vertebral regions. This ultimately improves function and flexibility and reduces pain, as pressure is removed from the nerve endings that line the joint’s surface.  Our premier chiropractic facility at French Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Madison helps those who suffer from back pain to relieve their discomfort.

Isn’t it time you tried chiropractic care for you and your family? If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of nerve root compression, please contact our office now to schedule an appointment.