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NEUROLOGICAL/NERVE PAIN

INTRODUCTION

Nerve pain can be very severe and debilitating. It is usually associated with either a compressed or inflamed nerve. Nerve pain is something that you should not have to deal with on a regular basis. At MPT&Rehab we offer non-surgical options for effectively and safely managing your nerve pain. You will be given a customized treatment plan which will aim to get you back to the level of activity and the lifestyle that you are accustomed to without having to deal with your pain. We will show you how to become pain free, fix the cause, and eliminate your symptoms.

Maywood PT together provide a very specific, individualized and comprehensive approach which will determine the exact cause of the pain and treat it as such.

SYMPTOMS

Nerve pain can have a variety of different symptomatic effects. You may feel numbness, sharp, burning to tingling pain sensations radiating into muscles and or joints. If you feel that there is altered bladder function medical consultation is required.

CAUSES

Nerve pain can be due to a functional or structural disorder; for example muscle spasms, vertebral misalignment, muscle weakness, core instability, and many more other issues that the doctors at MPT&Rehab will prove to you during the initial examination. Other causes include but are not limited to:

  • A structural pathology like a disc prolapse, protrusion, or herniation
  • Degenerative changes such as stenosis
  • Inflammation of a nerve
  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Poor motor control in the thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Lack of function and strength with core stability
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Lumbar pelvic/hip dysfunction
  • Disk Bulge/Protrusion
  • Not deep breathing system activation or function
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Poor motor engram functionality
  • Poor posture
  • Poor foot stability and balance

Most nerve pain disorders resolve with good management.

DIAGNOSIS

At MPT&Rehab the doctor will begin with a comprehensive examination- which will address the onset, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish the meaningful task and functional tasks that cause the nerve pain. At this point the cause of the nerve pain will be determined; however a MRI is also very accurate and preferred in determining the stage and extent of the nerve pain- if needed will be carried out.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

  • Nerve Impingement/Entrapment (Radiculopathy)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Disk Herniation/Protrusion/Bulge
  • Lumbar Stenosis

TREATMENT

At MPT&Rehab we have extensive experience treating nerve pain. Based on a functional evaluation we create an individual treatment plan. Treatment options may vary depending on type and stage of the nerve pain. Treatment will be a combination of manual therapy, and physical therapy exercises. We use our expertise in manual medicine and rehabilitation to help decrease the load and pressure that is put on the nerve, allowing the nerve to decrease its inflammatory response.