Trapped nerve treatment
A trapped or pinched nerve is a common complaint which presents with a variety of symptoms. Whether you are experiencing pain, numbness or tingling, and you suspect a trapped nerve, our practitioners in Leeds and Manchester are here to get to the root of your pain and provide effective trapped nerve treatment.
What is a trapped nerve?
The role of nerves is to carry messages between our brain and our body. The messages travelling from the brain control our movement, and those going towards the brain are responsible for our senses – letting us know about our environment. When a nerve is compressed or damaged they can’t function anymore, meaning we feel altered sensations (e.g. numbness, tingling, coldness or pain). In some cases we may even lose strength in some of our muscles. The sciatic nerve is one of the most commonly ‘trapped’ nerves, causing sciatica.
Causes of trapped nerves include:
- Bulging disks in the spine
- Tight muscles
- Bones compressing nerves
- In very rare cases growths, cysts and tumours
If you are suffering from a trapped nerve, you are likely to be experiencing the following symptoms:
- Acute pain
- Feelings of electric shock or shooting pains
- Wasting of muscles
- Pain down the left side (could indicate sciatica)
How do we treat trapped nerves?
Trapped nerve treatment will depend on your particular symptoms. A full assessment will always be carried out before we start treatment. During your assessment you’ll be asked about your medical history and the details of your current injury.
Trapped nerve relief can be achieved with range of manual therapies including osteopathy, chiropractic, physiotherapy or massage. Our practitioners will use hands-on methods including joint mobilisation, massage and soft tissue stretching to treat your pain. They may also provide advice on posture, lifestyle, workstation set-up and exercise to help prevent further or recurring injury.
If the problem is severe, our practitioners may refer you for an MRI scan to discover the cause of the problem. This image will tell your practitioner whether referral to a specialist is required.
For more information, call your local clinic on the number below.
Leeds : 0113 345 5060
Manchester : 0161 503 5656
Leeds Park Sq
Lower Ground Floor
29 Park Square West
Leeds LS1 2PQ
Manchester, Queen Street
Freedom Care Clinics
Same Day Doctor
28 Queen St