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Nerve Pain

Nerve pain can present in a multitude of different ways. Some people may experience tingling while other burning. Some may have short bursts of pain while others have long lasting symptoms. The best way to deal with nerve pain is to get it evaluated immediately before it causes long term damage.

Symptoms

As stated above, nerve pain can present in a series of different ways. Below are just some of the many symptoms that accompany nerve pain:

  • Burning
  • Stabbing
  • Shooting
  • Achy
  • Weakness
  • Tingling
  • Numbness

Diagnosis of these symptoms are largely based on what the patient reports and supported by neurological testing. 

Diagnosis

Diagnosing nerve pain can be difficult. Nerves are how the brain communicates with the rest of the body. They traverse every square inch and can run for many feet before stopping. A trained chiropractor is able to identify which nerve is effected by testing the skin, muscles and reflexes of the effected and related areas. These findings coupled with the patient's subjective findings are how chiropractors find the root of the problem. 

Treatment

Treatment of nerve related pain can require a series of different techniques. Choosing the most appropriate treatment method requires proper diagnosis. The first goal is to get your out of pain. Next, the chiropractor must evaluate the cause of the symptoms and develop a treatment to correct the underlying condition. In our Saratoga Springs office, we use rehabilitation exercises, stretches, Active Release Techniques, massage, soft tissue mobilization, and more. We find that an active approach to treating nerve pain is the most effective way to get you back to feeling better faster.