Neuralgia is the pain caused by damage to nerves. This can be caused by ligaments, muscles or bones, and osteopathy can help by reducing the irritation in the affected nerve. Neuralgia can also happen after infections and may be caused by conditions such as diabetes. If this is the case, osteopaths can help by referring you to the correct health pathway.
What symptoms might you be experiencing?
These are the symptoms typically associated with neuralgia:
- Stabbing, shooting or burning pain
- Numbness and/or tingling
You might experience these symptoms together or in isolation. Contact a professional – we can help find the cause and work out the right treatment options to solve neuralgia.
What may be causing neuralgia?
- Misaligned posture
- Tight muscles
- Health conditions such as diabetes
Neuralgia can occur anywhere in the body and the pain can be serious. Don’t let it get on top of you – contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction.
How can osteopathy help you with neuralgia?
Osteopathy can help to relieve pain caused by neuralgia, finding long-term solutions that work for your body.
Help to realign
posture and release tension within muscles, preventing any pressure on nerves.
Help keep your pain at bay.
Your osteopath can give you exercises to do at home between sessions to assist with this.
Get you the treatment
you need. Your osteopath can help refer you to the correct health pathway if needs be.
Tips for dealing with neuralgia
make sure to seek advice from a medical professional to help diagnose the cause.
ensure you have regular check-ups with your GP and take any prescribed medication correctly.
pain relief for ongoing nerve irritation
Find out how we helped solve nerve irritation that started more than 20 years ago for our patient.
Our patient came to the clinic suffering with ongoing nerve irritation in his low back from a previous slipped disc injury. He also had some nerve damage in his right shoulder from a previous whiplash injury. Both of these injuries had occurred 20+ years previously, but were still causing ongoing issues. The patient had seen an osteopath before which helped him greatly when the injury first occurred. However, he had not kept up any maintenance treatments or exercises, and poor posture from sitting at a desk all day resulted in long term issues.
We still treat this patient on a maintenance basis once a month to keep him mobile and release any pressure on the nerves. We also encourage him to do exercises at home between sessions to help keep any symptoms at bay. We have helped him to rearrange his desk at work, so he is now sitting with much better posture.
What did our patient think?
The first session I had at OsteoWellbeing, I couldn’t believe how much freer and taller I felt. I have a habit of leaning forwards when I’m standing and I have always had really tight hamstrings which I have been told I would never be able to lengthen. However, Süheyla made me realise it wasn’t just my hamstrings that were tight but also my calves. When I get into a good routine and stretch my calves and hamstrings daily, my low back flexibility increases greatly and I have less pain in my back. I now go for maintenance sessions to keep me on track.
How else can we help?
Shoulder, hip and knee pain
Do you get pain in your shoulder, hip or knee? We can help correct these issues for you.
Lower back and neck pain
We can help with back and neck pain by decreasing pressure on the spine and correcting your posture.
We can help with these issues by decompressing your spine, allowing your damaged disc to retract.
Osteopathy can improve foot and ankle alignment so that plantar fasciitis can heal. We can also provide you with insoles to help prevent problems reoccurring.
We can help improve neck posture and release the surrounding muscles to ease those headaches.
Osteopathy can balance out sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, helping you feel more relaxed and able to get on with your day.
Osteopathy can help to release the sciatic nerve which could be causing your symptoms, giving you relief and helping with your recovery.
Tennis and golfer’s elbow
Osteopathy can help increase your range of motion and decrease the pain you’re feeling in your elbow.
Bad posture can cause a huge range of symptoms. Osteopaths can help to diagnose these issues and correct your posture.
Osteopathy can help slow down the process of degeneration that leads to arthritis.
Osteopathy can help the body to repair sports injuries quicker and prevent them happening again, getting you back to your training.
Aches and pains during pregnancy
Osteopathy can help restore posture and offer relief from pain during pregnancy, as well as getting the body ready for labour.