Manage Nerve Pain with Recovery Rehab Physio
Nerve root irritation typically arises when a nearby structure, like swelling, inflammation, or spasms, hinders the nerve due to protective responses. This frequently happens where the nerve roots first exit the spine: in the neck for arm issues and in the lower back for leg problems. When nerve irritation goes unaddressed, it can be a primary cause of slow recovery from pain and recurring injuries. What’s not widely recognized is that nerve irritation can also significantly contribute to musculoskeletal or sports-related pain, stiffness, or injuries, regardless of the mentioned symptoms. You can potentially find rapid relief for your nerve pain at our Westmead Clinic.
What causes Nerve Pain ?
Issues with blood and blood vessels, causing reduced oxygen delivery, can be a source of nerve pain. Additionally, smoking and the constriction of arteries due to high blood pressure can trigger nerve pain.
Imbalances in vitamins and nutrients, including excessive vitamin B6 and insufficient vitamin B12, can contribute to nerve pain.
Physical injuries or trauma, like those from car accidents, sports incidents, slips, and falls, can lead to nerve pain.
Diabetes, with elevated blood glucose levels, may result in nerve pain symptoms such as tingling, numbness, weakness, burning sensations in the feet, and more.
At Recovery Rehab we provide care for Nerve pain sufferers in the local Westmead area as well as the surrounding suburbs of Parammata, Mayshill, Wentworthville, and Sevenhills.
What are the symptoms of Nerve Pain ?
In most cases, each individual’s experience of symptoms may vary. Typically, nerve irritation can lead to symptoms including:
Muscle tension, spasms, or cramps.
Radiating pain along the arm or leg.
Pins and needles sensation.
Lingering pain or tightness triggered by stretching, posture, or activity.
Absence of pain but a persistent tightness that doesn’t alleviate, such as in the neck, back, or hamstrings.
Difficulty in finding a comfortable, pain-free position.
Persistent aches unrelieved by pain medication.
Assessment for Nerve Pain Physiotherapy at Westmead
At Recovery Rehab, Westmead, Principal Physiotherapist Sujanya Iyengar, begins the assessment process for Neck Pain by attentively listening and setting clear treatment goals. She starts by doing a whole-body assessment from head-to-toe of nerves, muscles, joints, spine, flexibility, and strength to identify any underlying biomechanical problems. She then compiles a comprehensive list of potential causes and systematically tests each one to determine the most effective treatment, aiming for substantial improvement (30-50%). Ultimately, she identifies the primary contributing factor, often referred to as the ‘driver,’ in the patient’s condition.
This enables her to create a tailored treatment plan to relieve your Neck pain and improve your functional mobility.
Nerve Pain Physiotherapy treatment at Westmead
Our Physiotherapist tailors various treatments based on the assessment and test results to alleviate pain and maintain function effectively.
She adopts a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach, drawing from specialized areas like Physiotherapy, Craniosacral therapy, and Visaral manipulation. Our treatments encompass specific modalities ranging from Myofascial Release, Dermo-Neuro Modulation, and Trigger Point Dry needling to Lymphatic Drainage and Immune System Boost.
How does Cranial sacral therapy help reduce Nerve Pain / Inflammation?
When addressing chronic Nerve Pain or irritation, our physio often combines Physiotherapy care with Cranial sacral therapy for effective pain relief. Cranial sacral Therapy can be an excellent approach to resolving nerve pain. The 12 cranial nerves play a vital role in our nervous system, significantly impacting our overall well-being. These nerves are responsible for overseeing our five senses: smell, sight, hearing, touch, and taste. Additionally, they contribute to maintaining homeostasis and regulating essential bodily functions, such as heart rate, digestion, breathing, and blood pressure. These nerves also play a crucial role in preserving our balance and equilibrium. Discover Anti- Inflammatory Physio Near you.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) focuses on the connection between the head (cranium) and the second-to-last bone at the base of the spine (sacrum). This scientifically supported method ensures the smooth circulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) throughout the body. Disruptions in this process can lead to various health issues. CST facilitates the rhythmic movement of CSF, which plays a crucial role in maintaining overall bodily functions, including muscle tone.
The Central Nervous System, composed of the brain and spinal cord, is enveloped by CSF, which generates rhythmic impulses, akin to the heartbeat or breathing, permeating the body. This rhythmic flow is the cornerstone of our health. Any disruptions in this fluid movement are associated with health problems, symptoms, and conditions. Westmead Cranial sacral therapists can identify and correct these issues by placing their hands on the body.
Our Cranial sacral Therapist plays a key role in re-establishing and rejuvenating the body’s innate rhythm, supporting recovery in regions impacted by sensory, motor, musculoskeletal, and neurological issues, alongside a range of symptoms, ailments, and discomfort.
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