Do You Suffer From Nerve Pain?
This page was updated on 04/06/2017
Are you suffering from nerve pain in Fairfield? How do you know if your nerves are causing pain? At iMed Chiropractic we see a lot of patients who ask very common questions and would like to know more about our success in treating such conditions. Below is a brief description of what nerves are and how we can diagnose and treat them.
Our nervous system is divided into two major sections. The central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and a spinal cord that runs through our bony spine all the way to our tailbone. The peripheral nervous system consists of all the nerves that branch off from the spinal cord and reach all parts of our bodies. The role of the nervous system is to transport communication signals from the brain to all other parts of the body and back again to the brain. This includes both signals to our vital organs as well as our hands and feet. These signals can be lost when nerves get compressed or pinched due to trauma or chronic wear and tear. The term for this is nerve impingement.
Nerve Pain Symptoms in Fairfield
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of nerve impingement include pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, and decrease sensation of touch over different areas of your skin. These symptoms typically become more severe and even permanent if not treated in time.
To ensure that permanent nerve damage doesn't ensue, figuring out where the nerve impingement is occurring is critical, so that the proper treatment can be performed at the impingement site and in a timely manner. The physicians of iMed Chiropractic use multiples types of cutting edge diagnostic equipment to help determine the location any possible sites of nerve impingement. This is done through use of a Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test.
The NCV test is a measurement of the speed of conduction of the signals through a nerve. NCV can help detect the presence and location of nerve impingement. During the test, the nerve is stimulated, usually with surface electrode patches attached to the skin. Two electrodes are placed on the skin over the nerve. One electrode stimulates the nerve with a very mild electrical signal impulse and the other electrode records it.
So how does iMed Chiropractic treat nerve pain with such high success? Well it's because we use cutting edge diagnostic equipment that gives us the ability, in part, to effectively locate the sites of nerve impingement, and then have the best hands-on team trained in the most state of the art techniques to treat those areas conservatively and without surgery.
If you think you are suffering from nerve pain, contact our iMed Chiropractic in Fairfield today to schedule your individualized consultation. The Physicians at iMed Chiropractic will properly evaluate your symptoms and determine if nerve impingement is the cause. Once diagnosed your treatment options will be discussed and a specific treatment plan will be designed to properly treat your condition.