The term pinched nerve is commonly used to describe neck pain that travels into the shoulder or arm and low back pain that travels into the leg. Most of the time the nerve isn’t actually pinched. The nerve is irritated by a disc herniation. We treat the muscle surrounding the disc to unload and take pressure off the disc and nerve. If you are experiencing tingling or numbness into your leg, foot, toes, arm, hand, or fingers, then you should be evaluated as soon as possible to determine the cause. To take pressure off of the spine, we treat the adhesions in the muscles. Adhesion can form without injury and will not allow the joints in your spine to move correctly. This will put increase stress on the spine and may degenerate your discs. Muscle adhesion is the most common source of pain and stiffness and the most underdiagnosed. Dr. Phipps is a level 5 Integrative Diagnosis provider and an expert at diagnosing and treating adhesions. He is able to localize and break down adhesions using his hands. Reducing the adhesions will restore normal strength, flexibility, and movement, eliminating pain and improving the performance of the muscle.
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