A pinched nerve can be caused by one of two things. A compressed lesion, where the nerve is actually pinched, or a facilitative lesion, where the nerve root is stretched, twisted or chafed. A pinched nerve can be quite painful and the pain can radiate through other parts of the body. Chiropractic is particularly effective for this kind of ailment. Adjustments will put your spine alignment back in place and take the pressure off the nerve. After a full evaluation your Evansville chiropractor will be able to find the affected area and adjust you appropriately.