45 Emerson Plaza East #102, Emerson, NJ 07630

NEUROLOGICAL/NERVE PAIN

INTRODUCTION

Nerve pain can be very severe and debilitating. It is usually associated with a compressed or inflamed nerve. Nerve pain is something you should not regularly meet. At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we offer non-surgical options to effectively and safely deal with nerve pain. You will receive an individual treatment plan that aims to return you to the level of activity and lifestyle you are used to without having to deal with the pain. We will show you how to become free from pain, correct the cause, and eliminate symptoms.

Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center provides a very specific, individualized, and comprehensive approach that determines the exact cause of the pain and treats it as such.

SYMPTOMS

Nerve pain can have various symptomatic effects. You may feel numbness, sharp, tingling sensations of pain radiating to your muscles and joints. If you think that there is an altered bladder function, a medical consultation is required.

CAUSES

Nerve pain may be caused by functional or structural disorder; for example, muscle cramps, vertebral misalignment, muscle weakness, core instability and many other problems that Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center doctors will prove to you during the initial examination. Other reasons include, among others:

  • A structural pathology like a disc prolapse, protrusion, or herniation
  • Degenerative changes such as stenosis
  • Inflammation of a nerve
  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Poor motor control in the thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Lack of function and strength with core stability
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Lumbar pelvic/hip dysfunction
  • Disk Bulge/Protrusion
  • Not deep breathing system activation or function
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Poor motor engram functionality
  • Poor posture
  • Poor foot stability and balance

Most nerve pain disorders resolve with good management.

DIAGNOSIS

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, the doctor will start a comprehensive study that will deal with the beginning, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish practical tasks, and functional tasks that cause nerve pain. The cause of nerve pain will be determined at this point; however, magnetic resonance imaging is also very accurate and is preferred in determining the extent and extent of nerve pain - if necessary, it will be performed.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

  • Nerve Impingement/Entrapment (Radiculopathy)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Disk Herniation/Protrusion/Bulge
  • Lumbar Stenosis

TREATMENT

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we have extensive experience in the treatment of nerve pain. Based on functional assessment, we create an individual treatment plan. Treatment options may vary depending on the type and stage of nerve pain. The treatment will be a combination of manual therapy and physical therapy exercises. We use our specialist knowledge in manual medicine and rehabilitation to help reduce load and stress on the nerve, allowing the nerve to reduce the inflammatory response.