Nerve Pain2019-08-31T06:10:59+00:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Nerve Pain

Nerve pain may be the result of a compressed or irritated nerve. Symptoms of nerve injury include pain, burning, pins and needles, numbness and/or increased sensitivity. Nerves may become injured or compromised when other structures in the body start to impinge on them. Common examples include a bulging disc which can compress the nerve root as it exits the spine, or the piriformis muscle at the back of the hip joint which if too tight can squeeze on the sciatic nerve as it travels down into the leg. In more severe cases of nerve injury there will be persistent pain in the area of distribution of the nerve and there may be weakness in the muscles innervated by the nerve.

Nerve Pain Treatment

In order to treat nerve pain our physiotherapists will look to ascertain the cause of nerve irritation or compression. Once the cause is known a number of treatment techniques may be employed in isolation or in combination to help relieve pressure on the nerve including joint mobilisation, myofascial release or dry needling of tight soft tissue structures, heat therapy, passive stretching, and neural mobilisation techniques.

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“Due to a serious Repetitive Strain Injury in my shoulder/neck I have been attending Portobello Physiotherapy on and off over the last several years, during which, the treatment I have received has always been of the highest standard. The staff are both friendly and welcoming and have always answered any questions I’ve asked about my injury. Exercise programmes were set out for me, explained in detail and, in my case, altered to suit how my shoulder/neck react to them. As long as I put the time in to doing the exercises and follow the advice of the Therapists I always see results within a short space of time. I would highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy to anyone, as the care and attention I have received on my visits has always been second to none.”

Tim Dublin 8

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