Nerve pain or ‘neuralgia’ as it is medically known describes the pain felt along the path of a nerve through damage, compression or ‘entrapment’
There are many types of nerve pain as our body is largely controlled by the nervous system. Many people will have at some time experienced nerve pain themselves, all be it a temporary entrapment such as a ‘dead leg’ from a blunt trauma or a ‘dead arm’ from sleeping awkwardly.
Nerve pain arises from either the cranial nerves (such as trigeminal neuralgia) the exiting nerve roots from the spinal cord (usually named at the level it exits,) or peripheral nerve root entrapment (carpel tunnel, sciatica.)Research has proven that osteopathy is effective in the treatment of nerve pain, however nerve pain that is caused by systemic illness’ should be discussed with the consulting osteopath prior to making an appointment.