When a nerve is squeezed or compressed it is called a “pinched nerve”. This can be caused by spinal misalignment, bulging or herniated discs, or other factors. The increased pressure on the nerve causes inflammation, pain, and sometimes muscle spasms. The pressure on the nerve must be relieved in order to alleviate the pain. If you are suffering from a pinched nerve, call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.