Nerve Pain & Neuropathy
Nerve Pain, or Neuropathy, is an umbrella term that refers to damage or irritation of the nerves. Nerves can become damaged due to the effects of diseases like diabetes, Guillaine-Barre Syndrome, or Myasthenia Gravis, due to poor circulation to extremities like the hands and feet, due to traumatic damage of the nerves, or due to lifestyle decisions such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
Neuropathy and Nerve Pain present with a combination of weakness, pain, sensation changes, numbness, tingling, electrical sensation or hot or cold flushes. Some or all of these symptoms may be present depending on the type of Neuropathy as well as the region of the body being affected.
The variation in symptoms is due to the nature of nerves. Nerves control muscles, convey sensation, communicate between the brain and elements of the body, and coordinate reflexes. Nerves are made up of a combination of controlling and sensing fibers, and everyone's nerves are subtly different according to their unique anatomy. Because everyone's neurological anatomy is different, and damage to nerves affects different nerves in varied ways, treatment of Neuropathy always begins with comprehensive assessment, and a thorough discussion of findings as well as any relevant radiology, clinical test results and treatment reports.
Management and assessment of Nerve Pain depends on the pathological cause of your neuropathy. All of these factors will be addressed in your initial assessment, which is the first step towards minimising and managing any pain or discomfort. The treatment you receive will be tailored to address the specific cause of your Neuropathy, and will focus on minimising pain, maximising your ability to move pain free, and developing a plan to minimise the risk of a flare-up in the future.
At Atlas Physio, we will provide you with education, structured management, and ongoing monitoring of your pain both in and out of the clinic. Contact us to arrange an assessment, and to take the first step on a course of corrective care today