Osteopathy Secrets

What is nerve damage & when should I be worried?



What are the symptoms?

Shooting Pain

Deep, aching pain down arm or leg

Pins and Needles


Loss of sensation


Nerves can get ‘pinched’ for a number of reasons, including tight muscles, trauma, bulging discs, during pregnancy and uterine fibroids.

When a nerve gets compressed, the blood supply gets compromised, resulting in something called ‘neuropraxia.’ This is the mildest form of nerve damage and is completely reversible. If the nerve compression is left for any length of time, then the damage can progress and lead to more muscle weakness and continued lack of sensation.

Moral of the story is this: if you’re experiencing any symptoms of nerve pain/damage, get it checked out by a professional (like an osteopath ) to treat the problem before it progresses to something worse.


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