Have you been experiencing severe numbing or tingling sensations on your fingers, arms, shoulders, and legs? Did you recently get diagnosed with chronic sciatica or a pinched sciatic nerve? Because of your symptoms, have you skipped several events with family members or avoided activities like Crossfit training, riding your motorbike, or typing at your work desk?
An upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City is no stranger to patient woes about pinched nerves causing pain and discomfort when moving. While this may seem like a valid reason to put any intent for physical activities on hold until you feel better, when it comes to pinched nerves, it’s important to stay active while avoiding activities that may worsen your condition.
There are options for gentle exercises that you can do to help reduce your pain and discomfort linked to a pinched nerve. Engaging in short and simple exercises a few times a week may benefit you. When dealing with pinched nerves and exercise, ensure you listen to your body. Then, ideally, you consult your healthcare provider, like an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, to know about the best routine for pinched nerve relief.
Below are some of the exercises you may be open to exploring:
If you’re just getting started in your exercise routine, you can do gentle stretching to help ease your pinched nerve issues. Ask an upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City for tips to gently stretch your neck or lower back that can make you feel better.
Some yoga asanas or body postures may help stretch your inflamed muscles and relieve the pressure on the affected nerve. In addition, some gentle yoga poses can bring promising benefits to a pinched neck or lower back. These include child’s pose, downward facing dog, and cat/cow pose.
In addition to these two gentle exercises, you can try upper cervical chiropractic care. Misalignments in your upper cervical spine, home for your topmost bones in the spine, can cause pressure on the nerves and eventually cause tension throughout the body resulting in pain or discomfort. Upper cervical chiropractic care corrects these misalignments through gentle yet precise adjustments to help restore balance and alignment throughout the body for lasting results.
Getting your spine alignment checked regularly always brings you one step closer to living a pain-free life. Book your appointment with us and experience the benefits of upper cervical care firsthand! We’ll see you soon!
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