Nerve Pain

“Trapped”, or impinged nerves most commonly occur in the neck or low back. They are generally caused by irritation or compression of the nerves as they exit the spinal column and can lead to you experiencing many symptoms including pain, tingling, weakness, and numbness down the arms or legs.

When visiting Governing Function complaining of nerve pain, we will thoroughly examine your case history, your medical history, and your general health in addition to asking a few questions about your symptoms. This will allow us to assess whether osteopathic treatment would be appropriate and beneficial for you. If anything arises that our osteopath is concerned about or considers a red flag, then further referral and examination may be warranted. However, in most cases, these issues can be treated with osteopathic treatment.

Seeing an osteopath at Governing Function can aid in reducing the frequency and severity of your symptoms. Osteopathic manual therapy may include soft tissue massage, mobilisation, and manipulation of the joints to relieve stress and irritation of the nerve. Manual therapy alongside dietary advice and a specifically tailored exercise plan to help restore the body’s innate function and strengthen the relevant surrounding tissues.