Trapped Nerve Pain
What Is Trapped Nerve Pain?
Nerves can become painful if they become trapped and compressed between bones, tight muscles and shortened ligaments. Nerve pain is characterised with symptoms being felt beyond the area that the nerve is initially compressed. For example, a trapped nerve in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms into the foot. Nerves are most commonly compressed as they pass through narrow spaces or through muscles in the body, causing pain, pins and needles or numbness.
Common examples of this are:
- Symptoms in the arm, caused by trapped nerves being compressed between your collarbone and first rib (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome).
- Pain in the hand, caused by compression of the nerves in the wrist (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
- Symptoms in the lower leg and foot, caused by trapped nerves being compressed in the lumbar spine or buttocks (Sciatica).
Can We Help with Your Trapped Nerve Pain?
Our practitioners treat many people with trapped nerve-related symptoms. Our aim is to treat, not only the site of the nerve compression causing the pain but to understand and correct the process that led to it. Articulation of joints, relaxing tight muscles and stretching ligaments are some of the techniques that will be used to release trapped nerves anywhere in the body.
Following your examination, the diagnosis and likely cause of the nerve compression, will be explained and either a treatment plan will be prescribed, or in some extreme cases, a referral for an MRI may be required.