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Nerve Pain Treatment Sydney Chiropractor

Condition: Nerve Pain

Pain from the nerves is often intense and accompanied with pins and needles and numbness. Spasms occur in the muscles that the nerve supplies. If severe enough weakness and paralysis can occur.

The most common areas where nerve damage occurs in practice are the sciatica (back of leg), femoral nerve (front of leg) and the arm from the lower cervical nerves.

Sciatica translates from Latin to mean leg pain. Medically it refers to pain in the back of the leg due to irritation of the sciatic nerve – which is derived from the L4 to S1 nerve roots -€“ these exit from the lower lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve is like a cable and when irritated can affect the hamstring, calf and foot. Nerve roots above this level form the femoral nerve and supply the front of the thigh and groin. Irritation to the lower cervical nerves can cause pain, weakness, spasms, pins and needles and paralysis in the arm and hand.

To discuss your Nerve Pain and arrange an appointment for treatment please contact one of our helpful receptionists today on (Sydney) (02) 9971 9597 or make an enquiry here.

Symptoms of Nerve Pain & Impacts on the Body

Nerve pain can be a mild to annoying ache to totally intolerable depending on the cause and severity. There are two main reasons for nerve pain. The first is indirect irritation from inflammation of adjacent structures like joints, muscles, ligaments and discs. Symptoms range from mild to severe pain and tightness and pins and needles. Direct pressure on the nerve causes lack of sensation and if severe enough paralysis. This is less common and can eventually lead to spinal surgery. Mostly this is caused by a ruptured disc where direct pressure is on the nerve. Spinal stenosis (blockage due to degeneration) and spinal tumors are rarer but need to be ruled out as a cause of direct pressure.

Sciatica is often caused by disc problems.

What Causes Nerve Pain?

Disc Injury

The Mechanism of disc injury is compression, and torsion of the disc, under load. This happens when someone lifts and twists: especially away from the body. This can happen over time with repetitive movements (more common) or during lifting something very heavy or an unexpected load. Often the final straw can be quite a trivial or minor lift. Early morning is also a more dangerous time as the disc absorbs fluid and is more taut at this time. Occupations that involve prolonged period of sitting with bad posture increase your risk of disc and nerve injury. Cervical damage can be caused by whiplash or prolonged poor postures.

Stenosis/ Spinal Tumor

Referral to a surgeon is required.


Shingles is a viral infection of the nerve root and is characterized with a burning pain and rash along the path of the nerve.

Organic pain

Referred from an organ and needs to be identified and referred for medical care.

Massey Family Chiropractor’s Nerve Pain Treatment Method

The chiropractor will examine your entire spine for spinal misalignment (and abnormal spinal bio-mechanics). Correction of spinal misalignment (and abnormal spinal bio-mechanics) does not automatically repair the disc, muscles and joints – however chiropractic treatment takes the load and stress off these structures so that they can heal over time – which in turn allows the nerve to recover.

To discuss your Nerve Pain and arrange an appointment for treatment please contact one of our helpful receptionists today on (Sydney) (02) 9971 9597 or make an enquiry here.