When a nerve is damaged the pain that is produced is called neuralgia.

The pain can often be severe, burning, stabbing or shooting in nature. Other symptoms can also occur such as tingling, pins and needles, numbness, muscle symptoms such as weakness and wasting.
Neuralgia can occur anywhere in the body.
There are many causes of neuralgia. The nerve damage can occur from disease such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or from an infection as in shingles. Another way a nerve can be damaged is by a mechanical entrapment such as a trapped nerve from an injury.
Neuralgia that is caused by a mechanical entrapment can be successfully treated by Osteopathy.

Articulating the musculoskeletal system and rebalancing soft tissue tensions can release the trapped or compressed nerve.

If you think you may have neuralgia caused by a mechanical entrapment why not contact Princes Avenue Osteopathic clinic to make an appointment.