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Nerve Pain - Sciatica

Treating Pain From Nerve Tension

Nerve tension is pain caused by a nerve being compressed or trapped in its surrounding tissue, preventing it from moving normally throughout its tract. This can occur for a number of reasons. When a joint is stationary for an extended length of time, it increases the likelihood that a nerve will become tangled.

Do I have a pinched nerve?

We all know that your joints move and that your muscles contract and stretch. But did you realize that your nerve tissue also needs to flow freely and unhindered?

When your neural tissue is obstructed, pain or restriction of nerve mobility is a common effect. Negative neural tension can cause nerve discomfort and reduced movement. This is known as a trapped nerve.

Nerve tension is pain that arises when a nerve is squeezed or caught in its surrounding tissue, preventing it from moving normally throughout its tract. This can happen for a multitude of reasons.

Structures that can obstruct nerve movement include:

Back Pain (bulging disc)
Piriformis Syndrome
Sciatica
Neck Pain
Shoulder Ache
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow Pinched Nerve

Depending on the severity of the injury-producing nerve strain, surgery may be required. However, in most situations, nerve tension can be eased with manual therapy, such as osteopathy or physiotherapy, and prescribed stretching exercises.

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