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By Shaw Chiropractic Center
September 24, 2015
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Pinched Nerve  
Do you have tingling, numbness or pain caused by a pinched nerve? If so, visiting Richmond chiropractor Scott Shaw, DC at Shaw Chiropractic Center is one excellent way to reverse your symptoms and ease your pain, especially if your pain is severe or persistent. Here are three steps you will want to take if you are suffering from a pinched nerve.
 
1. Have Your Pinched Nerve Properly Diagnosed
 
If you think you have a pinched nerve, Dr. Shaw will want to properly diagnose your condition. Dr. Shaw will assess your condition with a physical exam and ask you about any symptoms you may have, including numbness, pain or muscle weakness. He may also want to run a test, such as an EMG, an MRI or a nerve conduction study.
 
2. Find and Follow a Custom Treatment Plan
 
Once your condition is properly diagnosed, Dr. Shaw will then work with you to figure out the best treatment plan for your body, budget and lifestyle. Oftentimes, the best treatment for a pinched nerve is simply to rest the area and avoid the repetitive movements that caused the symptoms in the first place. It is very common for your chiropractor in Richmond to recommend rest when the pain is minor or short-term.
 
If your pain is severe or persistent, however, Dr. Shaw does offer gentle spinal adjustments. If you think you may have a pinched nerve, you will want to set up an appointment at Shaw Chiropractic Center as soon as you can.
 
3. Prevent Another Pinched Nerve in the Future
 
In addition to diagnosing and treating your pinched nerve, Dr. Shaw will also help you take the necessary steps to avoid having to deal with the pain of a pinched nerve again in the future. These recommendations typically include rest, strength exercises, maintaining good posture and maintaining a healthy weight.
 
Whether your pinched nerve is severe or mild, temporary or permanent, don't suffer through the pain and discomfort any longer than you need to. Call Shaw Chiropractic Center in Richmond and set up an appointment with your chiropractor today. The relief will be worth it.

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Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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