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Nerve Pain & Injury

Nerve Pain or Injury is a broad definition for conditions affecting the arms, legs and face including: Sciatica, pins and needles, numbness, pain and possible weakness. Nerves are fragile structures that can be damaged through pressure, stretching and laceration.


Symptoms 

Symptoms of Nerve Pain and Injury may include:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or prickling
  • Burning
  • Pins and needles
  • Weakness

Nerve injury can be classified into three types:

Neuropraxia– blockage of nerve conduction but the nerve is intact. Spontaneous recovery in 4-6 weeks.

Axonotmesis– internal structures of the nerve are damaged, with no or partial damage to the outer part.

Neurotmesis– rupture of the nerve. The most severe type of nerve injury with no chance of spontaneous recovery.

 

 

 

 Treatment 

Treatment by our highly skilled Chartered Physiotherapists can relieve nerve root compression caused by fibrous scar tissue following a disc prolapse and can treat conditions related to compression of the sciatic nerve by other structures.

Our Physiotherapists also aim to prevent further episodes of sciatic pain through teaching correct postural techniques, and exercises to correct any muscle imbalance in the spine.

Other Common nerves injuries include Brachial plexus injury and Foot drop. Depending on the severity of the nerve damage, the nerve may experience some recovery or in the case of a laceration injury, a permanent disability may result. Nerves grow about an inch per month in adults. Nerve compression is common in the cervical and lumber spine.

Our Expertise

Our physiotherapists are highly trained and qualified to provide expert care to our patients. They are fully insured and are chartered by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).

We have team of Clinical leads who visits our physios and clinics to ensure a level of customer service and quality care that exceeds our competition is given to patients every time.


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