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Physical Therapy Can Be Used to Treat Pinched Nerves

Physical Therapy Can Be Used to Treat Pinched Nerves

A pinched nerve is essentially a compressed nerve.  This is caused by surrounding tissue pressing on the nerve root often resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area. Pinched nerves can cause extreme pain and even loss of function. While they are fairly common, and will generally heal within four to six weeks, they can, in some cases they can become serious, leading to chronic pain. It’s important to get the proper care and seek treatment early to avoid complications.


There are many reasons one could develop a pinched nerve. They can develop after a car accident or sports injury, because of repetitive stress on a body part, or occur as the result of degeneration like arthritis. In many cases, the cause is a herniated disc. 


Treatment for a pinched nerve will vary based on the severity and cause of your symptoms. The first goal of treatment is usually to relieve inflammation and reduce compression of the nerve.  You should refrain from carrying out any activities that could aggravate your symptoms, give the tissues a chance to heal. Rest can play an important role in recovery. 


Physical therapy can be used to treat pinched nerves and help heal the surrounding body parts. Physical therapists are experts in movement and can show you the right way to carry out exercises that can strengthen muscles and relieve compression. They can also perform treatments like massage and manipulation and show you how you can adapt your position to relieve pressure. There are many treatment options a therapist can use to help you recover. They will work with you to develop the best treatment plan based on your specific symptoms and injury.


If you are looking for a good therapist, our team here at Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy has extensive experience using a range of techniques to treat pinched nerves. Long-term pressure can cause permanent nerve damage, the earlier you can seek treatment the better. If you are experiencing symptoms of a pinched nerve, give us a call today and find out how we can help you.


At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we can get you set up with the right therapist for you. Call today to schedule a consultation!
Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
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