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Pinched Nerve Treat in Sun Prairie, WI

Pinched Nerve Conditions Treatment Chiropractor Sun Prairie, WI

At Noble Choice Chiropractic, we frequently treat patients with what is most commonly called a “pinched nerve.” We use this term loosely because a pinched nerve rarely occurs outside of physical trauma, such as a car accident. More commonly, a nerve is irritated by the presence of a subluxation – or misaligned vertebrae.

There are many causes for an irritated nerve, including disc herniation, traumatic injury, weight gain, repetitive actions, pregnancy, old age, and more. Pinched nerve injuries can occur suddenly or over time. Treating a pinched nerve as soon as possible is essential to prevent symptoms from worsening.

Chiropractors are trained to correct subluxations in the spine, which helps prevent and heal pinched nerves. Consistent treatment from a chiropractor can help maintain a healthy nervous system.

How We Treat a Pinched Nerve In Sun Prairie, WI

Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

During a consultation, one of our doctors will review your medical history. We will conduct necessary chiropractic, functional, orthopedic, and neurological exams/tests to find the root cause of the problem. A pinched nerve can be very painful and linger for quite some time if untreated.

Specific Chiropractic Care in Sun Prairie, WI

Subluxation occurs when vertebrae are misaligned. This misalignment can present with symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, etc. For example, the sciatic nerve can become irritated in the low back, which causes sciatica down the leg. For the spine to function properly, this pressure must be removed by a chiropractic adjustment.

Custom Therapeutic Exercise Plan

Correcting subluxations is the most important aspect of chiropractic, but focusing on muscle weakness or imbalance is also necessary. Our doctors customize a plan for each patient based on a functional assessment. In addition to treatment at the office, all patients receive a home care plan to continue their treatment process daily to continue their progress.

Digital X-rays

At Noble Choice Chiropractic, we provide digital X-rays on-site to get a better look at your spine. Motion study X-rays show subluxations in the spine where nerve impingement can occur and cause symptoms. From there, doctors create a plan based on the motion study.

What Causes A Pinched Nerve


Subluxation occurs when the spine is misaligned, creating nerve irritation. It can be an acute or chronic problem that worsens over time. Only chiropractors are trained to fix subluxation, so patients with a pinched nerve should seek chiropractic care as soon as they experience symptoms.

Disc Bulge and Disc Herniation

Disc bulge or herniation occurs when the disc material pushes onto a nerve and irritates it. Inflammation of the disc itself can also cause damage to the nerve. Chiropractic and decompression are the best treatment methods; injections and pills mask the symptoms and do not address the cause. Sometimes surgical intervention is necessary but should always be the last resort.


Arthritis occurs from wear and tear on joints over time. It causes spinal joints to increase in size (hypertrophy), taking up nerve space. Decreased disc height leads to less nerve space.


Every muscle is controlled by a nerve, and in some cases, this nerve passes through the muscle itself. For example, in 10-15% of people, the piriformis muscle (small muscle in the buttock) is pierced by the sciatic nerve. If this muscle contracts too much or is too “tight,” it can cause sciatica. Muscle entrapment similar to this usually occurs in the shoulder, hip, arm, or leg. Proper muscle techniques and exercises can also alleviate pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a chiropractor in Sun Prairie, WI, good for a pinched nerve?

Yes. Our staff is specifically trained to realign the spine without invasive surgery.

Should I see a medical doctor or a chiropractor for a pinched nerve?

A chiropractor is the best choice for nerve irritation symptoms as they determine the cause of the pain.

How often should I see a chiropractor for a pinched nerve?

It depends on the injury. More severe injuries are seen several times a week for months, while others may heal faster. This is why taking a complete history and X-rays are essential to your care plan.

What happens if you let a pinched nerve go untreated?

When left untreated, a pinched nerve can lead to permanent nerve damage.

What does a pinched nerve feel like?

Symptoms of a pinched nerve include neck pain, muscle weakness, headache, and numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.

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