Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve Pain Relief in Columbia

Your nerves constantly send messages back and forth between your brain and the rest of your body. An irritated or pinched nerve, however, cannot convey these vital messages as it should. This can lead to symptoms like radiating pain in the area controlled by that nerve (in your back, neck, legs, arms, feet, hands, etc).

You may also experience weakness, burning, numbness, or tingling sensations. If you live in Columbia and you are experiencing these symptoms, contact our chiropractors today about treatment for pinched nerve relief.

Talk with Our Chiropractors about Pinched Nerve Treatment Options

Our Columbia Chiropractors, Dr. Ashley Emel or Dr. Jen Sutherland, will carefully examine your spine, medical history, and symptoms to determine the cause of your pinched nerve. There are four main reasons behind nerve impingement, so treatment will be designed to address those causes:


Nerves travel out from your spinal cord to the rest of your body through spaces between the vertebrae. If vertebrae are misaligned, they can pinch nerves, causing dysfunction and pain in the areas served by those nerves.

Herniated Disc

Injury or poor posture habits can cause the jelly-filled discs that cushion the nerves as they pass between the vertebrae to rupture. When this filling slips out, it can pinch nerves.

Degenerative Disc Disease

These same discs can also start to lose their shape and hydration as we age, causing them to bulge and irritate nerves.


The facet joints between the vertebrae that enable the spine to bend can start to wear down; this can also pinch nerves and lead to dysfunction, pain, numbness, and tingling.

Fortunately, each of these four main causes of pinched nerve pain can be treated by our chiropractors with a multifaceted approach including:

Chiropractic spinal adjustments

Our doctors can realign vertebrae so they stop pinching nerves and relieve pressure on the intervertebral discs; this will provide welcome relief.

Therapeutic exercises

Once the spine is correctly aligned, our chiropractors will help you keep it healthy by coaching you on exercises to boost core strength so you can better maintain optimal posture from now on.

Chiropractic treatment is extremely effective for pinched nerve pain relief. Please schedule an appointment with us in Columbia at (573) 445-4444 for a consultation with our chiropractors.