Pinched Nerve Treatment in Atlanta

When to Seek Treatment for a Pinched Nerve

When any structure within the body exerts pressure on a nerve and causes dysfunction, the condition is called a pinched, compressed, impinged, or entrapped nerve. Compression can occur in diverse parts of the body. It is especially likely to arise in spots that require a nerve to run through a tight area, such as the carpal tunnel at the wrist and the intervertebral foramen, where nerve roots leave your spine.

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chronic pain

Why is Chronic Pain Worse in Winter?

If you’re like many people living with chronic pain, you feel worse when the cold weather sets in. While there’s not as much scientific evidence as you’d think that connects weather changes and chronic pain, some studies have shown slight associations between pain and temperature, humidity, wind speed and barometric pressure. Most evidence is linked to weather’s effects on those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

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stretching for neck pain relief

Managing Stress for Neck Pain Relief

Relax. With all the concerns and worries of modern life, that can be a challenging direction to follow. However, stress can have a major impact on the body, contributing to headaches and the excessive muscular tightness that is often a precursor to pain. In this sense, combating stress is a pain-relief treatment.

The neck is one area of the body that is most susceptible to a physical manifestation of stress. More broadly, the region that includes the head, neck, and shoulders is particularly vulnerable to stress-related pain.

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early onset osteoarthritis

Too Young for Nagging Knees? Early Onset Osteoarthritis is More Common than You Think

More than 1 in 5 American adults have received an arthritis diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Osteoarthritis being by far the most common form. While most people generally expect the “wear and tear” inflammatory joint condition to be one that affects those over age 65, a full 14% are diagnosed as early as 25 years old. What are the causes of early onset osteoarthritis, and does a diagnosis mean doom?

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