A nerve irritation or pinched nerve is caused when a nerve is somehow damaged or injured by direct pressure or compression.
A nerve irritation in the neck or lower back can be caused by a herniated disc, arthritis, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis. They can be caused as they leave the spine by a herniated disc or bone spurs that form from spinal arthritis. Another common place for pinched nerves is the carpal tunnel. This is a bottleneck area, through which all the finger flexor tendons and the median nerve must pass to the hand.
A nerve irritation or pinched nerve in the low back usually is perceived as radiating down the leg.
Here again, the symptoms the person experiences seem to be travelling into the leg along the usual path. Muscle spasms in the back commonly accompanies pinched nerves and can be quite painful. Sometimes, nerves can be pinched and the only symptoms may be numbness and weakness in the arm or leg without pain.
Other symptoms include tingling, burning and a hot/cold sensation.
A Chiropractor will make some spinal adjustments using different methods to treat the problem. ( each treatment is subject to an intensive Chiropractic examination )