Will Physical Therapy Help a Pinched Nerve?
Ouch! That pinched nerve in your back is brutal, isn’t it? You can’t move properly, you dread taking a deep breath, and forget about laughing – even a chuckle can have you reeling in pain. But, you don’t have to keep suffering. Call your physical therapist now to get started on a treatment plan that will lessen – and quite possibly – eliminate that pinched nerve pain, so you can get back to living your best life!
What Causes A Pinched Nerve
A pinched nerve can occur in just about any scenario. But in most cases, it occurs by some sort of trauma. It can also happen when doing something repetitively or by holding the same position for an extended period of time:
- A Car Accident: The trauma of a car accident – especially a rear end accident, head on or side impact collision – can cause a pinched nerve. The pain can set in either immediately or be delayed. Interestingly, speed does not have to be a factor when it comes to pinched nerves; low-speed accidents are often the culprit of pinched nerves that occur in auto accidents.
- A Slip and Fall Accident: The impact of a fall can cause a pinched nerve. When the body lands, the spine is directly impacted, and the nerves bear the brunt of the force.
- A Sports Injury: A hard hit, bump or jolt can lead to a pinched nerve – and of course, many other sports-related injuries. It doesn’t matter how big, or strong the individual is; even the most stellar professional athletes can get a pinched nerve, and yes, for them, the pain can be debilitating too.
- Or Even a Random Injury: Sometimes, a move that involves lifting – whether it be heavy or light – can be a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves – as some people say – “just happen.”
How Physical Therapy Helps A Pinched Nerve
Some people want to simply let a pinched nerve heal on its own, but sometimes, there needs to be further intervention. Physical therapy can help tremendously because the goal is to increase mobility and reduce/alleviate pain by targeting the exact source of discomfort.
In most cases, the patient can begin to experience immediate relief during or right after physical therapy, and with regular appointments, the pinched nerve – and the area surrounding it – can be fully healed with the support of a qualified physical therapist.
Physical Therapy in Miami
If you have a pinched nerve and you live in the Miami-Dade area, we can help. Here at Physical Therapy Now, we offer dozens of locations in and around the Miami-Dade area, and you can find a location that not only convenient to you but also located about five miles from your Miami starting point.
Call us today to make your first appointment at (888) 481-4582, and we’ll begin communicating with your insurance company immediately so you will know the exact cost of your physical therapy. Let’s get started, so you can heal that pinched nerve ASAP!