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Is my arm and leg pain coming from my spine?
Pinched nerves are not exactly what most people would call a good time. A pinched or compressed nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arm or leg (Mayo Clinic). It can be debilitating! When the nerves are leaving your spinal column they have very little protection. And if a disc, ligament, or bone spur get near a nerve…ouch! The pain can start there and then travel the entire length of that nerve root resulting in pain that radiates into your arms and legs. Let’s just say that your nerves don’t like being pushed around.
How can I “unpinch” my nerve? The good news is that you can experience a lot of relief by taking the pressure off of the nerves. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can help reduce the pinching or compression on those delicate nerves roots (American Chiropractic Association). And with less pressure on the nerve, you can finally find relief. Your nerves communicate with every organ, tissue, and cell in your body (Live Science) Bone spurs, ligament overgrowth, or disc problems can cause pressure on these nerves Adjustments gently open the holes, or canals, of your spine, thereby decreasing the pressure on the nerves to help you function and feel better! Take a look around and do some “people watching” today. You will see that many people walk crooked or bent over towards one side (Live Strong). Sometimes this is the result of a pinched nerve (Medical News Today). They are trying to lean away from the pain and open up those nerve channels. But, by staying active, maintaining a full range of motion, and getting periodic chiropractic care – you can count on standing tall for years to come!
Exercise Therapy at Square One
We no longer offer passive therapies (chiropractic adjustment, dry needling, IASTM, etc) at Square One as a core modality because our clients were not getting fast enough. Since we transitioned to become Singapore’s first exercise-based chiropractic clinic, over 80% of our clients leave our care within four to seven visits! We want this for you. This decision is supported by a study published in 2016 looking specifically at manual therapy (i.e. “hands on” therapy). The study reported a “lack of evidence for the effectiveness of manual therapy in patients with cervical radiculopathy”. As Square One’s mission is to deliver ethical and evidence-based chiropractic care in Singapore, we are unable to continue to offer ineffective interventions.
Does Exercise For Neck Pain from “Pinched” Nerves?
The shooting sensation you may be experiencing in your arm is referred to radiculopathy. According to a 2018 study, stabilisation exercise training is effective at not only decreasing pain but also improving quality of life in patients with cervical radiculopathy. We have good reasons to believe that exercise is the superior treatment option to chiropractic adjustments.
We no longer subscribe to a manual therapy approach to treating neck pain and radiculopathy because, in our own and our clients’ experiences, the results are slow and transient.
Read more about how we use exercise for help our clients achieve pain-free living in four to seven visits at Why We Choose Exercise.
Square One was founded in 2018 by Jesse Cai to transform traditional chiropractic care in Singapore by bringing the focus back to building strong relationships with our community and delivering evidence-based care for our patients. We are proud to be the first exercise-based chiropractic clinic established in Singapore, and as such our care doesn’t just stop at symptomatic pain relief. We believe that movement is medicine and that an active lifestyle is the key to a full, functional, and happy life. Book your appointment online with us now!