Pinched nerves are caused by one of two factors. A compressed lesion is one of the reasons; this is where the nerve is actually pinched. More common is a facilitative lesion where the nerve root is stretched, twisted or chafed. The pain from a pinched nerve radiates through other parts of the body. After a full evaluation your chiropractor in Santa Fe will be able to find the affected area and adjust you appropriately. Adjustments will take the pressure off the affected nerve.