Have you recently woken up one morning with an incredibly stiff neck, back or shoulder?
Confusion often arises when one brings up the subject of ‘trapped nerves’, as it is far from a scientific term, despite its continued use by both patients and medical professionals.
Indeed, a ‘trapped nerve’, perhaps better described as simply ‘nerve irritation’, is a common problem for many people, and involves the nerve being irritated by the mechanic or chemical effects of inflamed tissues.
Examples of ‘trapped nerves’ include sciatica, which affects the lower half of the body and is caused by pressure on a nerve, usually only affecting one leg.
What are the symptoms of trapped nerves?
Trapped nerves have several key symptoms. You may experience neck or lower back pain and stiffness along with a combination of radiating pain, numbness, tingling and weakness down your arm, forearm, fingers, thigh, buttock, feet or legs.
What causes trapped nerves?
Your nerves can become easily irritated by an abnormally functioning spinal vertebra, inflammation or muscle tensions. There are a number of injuries that can cause sciatica, such as arthritis, a muscle tear in the lower back or a slipped disc – all of which can be diagnosed by consulting the services of a registered osteopath such as David Canevaro.
How do we treat trapped nerves?
David Canevaro has extensive experience and expertise in the best osteopathic treatments for trapped nerves. He will be able to assess you and diagnose the exact location of the nerve irritation. If the cause cannot be established, he can refer you to have an x-ray, ultrasound or MRI scan performed.
Once a diagnosis has been made, David will devise a personalised treatment plan that will not only address the root cause to prevent the injury reoccurring, but will also use gentle, safe and effective osteopathic techniques for relieving the tension and irritation.
Treatment for trapped nerves by David Canevaro
As a qualified Osteopath, Rehabilitation Pilates instructor and Sports Therapist, David Canevaro has long worked with a wide variety of clients who require osteopathic treatments for trapped nerves, including everyone from athletes to office workers.
He presently has several osteopathy clinics in the Docklands area of London that cover Limehouse and South Quays and that are within easy reach of Canary Wharf tube station.He also has an osteopathy clinic in Brockley, south London, close to Lewisham, Dulwich and Crystal Palace, as well as an osteopath and sports injury clinic opposite Spitalfields Market that covers east London and the City.