While the pain may manifest itself in the arm or leg, it often originates in the spine. All of the innervation in the body’s extremities–your arms and legs–comes from the nerves that exit the cervical spine. When people irritate a nerve in the neck or low back, it often sends a signal down to the hand or leg. It continues to cause pain in the arms and legs until freed from its irritation. Then the nerve heals, and the arm and leg pain go away. Nerves in the neck can be compressed by bones, discs, or muscles. The same thing exists in the low back. Once we determine exactly what is creating the problem, through exam and investigation, we can then effectively treat the root cause of the pain. So by adjusting the spine, and doing therapies to the neck or back area, we are able to gain a 90+% resolution in most arm and leg pain cases.

Spinal adjustments should only be performed by a qualified healthcare professional. When you visit Schilsky Chiropractic Center you can discuss with your chiropractic physician different plans of treatment for nerve pain. When a pinched nerve in the neck needs treatment, a chiropractor can help alleviate the pain with a spinal adjustment. Not all nerve pain treatments will work for every individual. Stop into our offices and discuss your leg or arm pain with our chiropractors. You may even leave feeling almost 100% better!