Pinched Nerve Chiropractor in Wheat Ridge CO


Nerves are constantly sending messages to and from your brain and the rest of the body. Irritated or pinched nerves, however, are unable to relay these important signals the way they are supposed to. When this happens it causes symptoms such as radiating pain in the areas that the pinched nerve controls (in the back, neck, legs, arms, feet, hands, etc). It is also possible to experience weakness, burning, numbness or tingling. If you live in Wheat Ridge and are experiencing these symptoms, contact our chiropractor today about treatment for pinched nerve relief.

Talk with Our Chiropractor about Pinched Nerve Treatment Options

Wheat Ridge chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone will carefully examine your spine, symptoms and take a thorough medical history to find out what the cause of your pinched nerve is. Pinched nerves are typically caused by one of four reasons, so your treatment will be tailored to address the cause of your pinched nerve or nerves.


Space is created between each vertebrae by the intervertebral discs allowing nerves to travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body. When vertebrae are misaligned, they pinch nerves, resulting in pain and dysfunction in areas where those nerves travel to.

Herniated Disc

Habitual poor posture or injury can cause injuries to the intervertebral discs which create space for the nerves that pass between vertebrae. When this happens the jelly-like nucleus bulges or herniates out, pinching the nerves.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Intervertebral discs can also lose their shape and hydration as people age, causing them to shrink. This condition commonly results in bulged discs and irritates or pinches nerves.


Facet joints between each vertebrae, that enable the spine to bend and twist, can wear down. When this happens the vertebrae can pinch nerves leading to pain, numbness and tingling or dysfunction.

Fortunately, these four main causes of pinched nerves that often result in pain can be treated by our Wheat Ridge chiropractor with a multifaceted approach including:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Al Simeone can gently and precisely correct the alignment of vertebrae to relieve pinched nerves and pressure on intervertebral discs; this provides welcome pain relief.

Poor Posture

Spinal Decompression

Our Wheat Ridge office offers Triton DTS Spinal Decompression to increase the space between your vertebrae which can help take the pressure off bulging and herniated discs to alleviate pinched nerves in your back or neck.

soft tissue therapy

Soft tissue therapy

Is an exceptional supplement to chiropractic care that reconditions the supporting soft tissue that supports the spine. It also improves circulation to increase the body’s ability to heal pinched nerves.

therapeutic exercise

Therapeutic Exercise

Once the spine is aligned properly, our Wheat Ridge chiropractor will help you keep it that way for the long-term. Dr. Al Simeone will train you on specific stretches and exercises to improve your core strength and train you on proper posture & ergonomics so you can prevent future injury and maintain proper spinal alignment.

Frequently Asked Questions : FAQ

What Is a Pinched Nerve?
Pinched nerves occur when the nerves that travel from your spinal cord to other parts of your body are compressed and injured. Pinched nerves are commonly caused by subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) of the spine or spinal disc injuries (bulges, herniations, protrusions or degeneration).
What Are the Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve?
Pinched nerves commonly result in pain that travels into your arm or leg but it can also present as numbness, tingling, burning or muscle weakness. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should schedule an examination with a chiropractor because these symptoms can worsen.
How Is a Pinched Nerve Diagnosed?
Pinched nerves are diagnosed through an examination and review of your health history. Your doctor may order imaging such as MRI to diagnose a pinched nerve.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat a Pinched Nerve?
Chiropractic adjustments are used to correct the spinal alignment and to alleviate pressure that is placed on the nerves. Soft tissue therapy and therapeutic exercises can remodel and strengthen the muscles around the injured area to prevent you from experiencing pinched nerves in the future.
How Long Does It Take to Heal From a Pinched Nerve?
The amount of time and the number of treatments vary based on the severity of your injury. For minor injuries you may get relief within a few days or weeks and if the injury is more severe it may take many weeks or a few months to completely recover. This is especially true if you already have arthritis, a disc bulge, herniation, protrusion or degeneration.
Chiropractic care is exceptionally effective for correcting pain caused by pinched nerves. Please Schedule an appointment with us in Wheat Ridge at 720-573-4910 for a consultation with Wheat Ridge chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone.