Trapped Nerve

What is it and what is causing it?!


A very common phrase I hear; "I've got a trapped nerve!"

But what is it and what causes a trapped nerve/nerve compression?

A trapped nerve is the name given to a particularly uncomfortable sensation of sharp pain/pins and needles/ numbness or weakness caused by an increase in pressure/irrigation or damage to normally a peripheral nervous system.

Nerves can my impinged/trapped by a whole number of ways including; disc compression of the nerve root, facet joint impingement or damage to surrounding soft tissue.

Common areas are; Carpal Tunnel at the wrist, ulnar nerve at the elbow, sciatic nerve, cervical spine, common peroneal nerve (lower lateral leg) and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (upper thigh).

If this sounds like you and you'd like some further information feel free to get in touch via email or phone 07985152376


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