Although we all know how muscle pain feels, what you may not know is that nerve irritation can offer similar symptoms. Rather than dismissing any prolonged problems you’re having as muscle pain, we highly recommend visiting a chiropractor and getting to the bottom of the issue. When nerve issues are left untreated, the problem will only get worse.
How Can Pompano Beach Appleton Chiropractic Center Help?
With hundreds of muscles in the body, it’s not hard to see why muscle strain is so common. Normally, it’s the skeletal muscles that have the most problems and small strains can lead to inflammation. For many, medications and diseases can also cause muscle pain.
In most cases, the tenderness, stiffness, swelling, throbbing, or aching will disappear after a short while. However, nerve irritation is a different story. Sometimes lasting for many months, the nerves can get damaged through infections, chemicals, inflammation, compression, or trauma.
How do you tell nerve irritation apart from muscle pain? Well, nerve irritation has some unique symptoms which includes stinging, tingling, stabbing, burning, numbness, and even an electric shock sensation.
Digging a little deeper, sciatica is perhaps the most common nerve irritation and this nerve runs from each leg all the way up across the buttock and to the lower back. If you’ve ever wondered why people recommend visiting a professional chiropractor regularly, it’s because nerve irritation can progress significantly before the symptoms eventually show. With regular chiropractic treatment, any nerve issues can be addressed before they become more serious.
Above all else, we urge you not to make the mistake of many before you; don’t assume pain is coming from the muscle. With a simple trip to our fantastic chiropractic team, we can locate the underlying issue and then offer the very best treatment plan to get you on the road to recovery! And, Dr. Appleton is one of the few highly trained chiropractors in Broward County on the use of MLS Robotic Laser for which so many patients are finding great pain relief.