Neuralgia

Neuralgia is a general term to describe nerve pain. There are certain classifications to describe the different regions of nerve pain. 

Neuralgia Classifications:

Some of those names are;

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)
  • Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia (ATN)
  • Occipital Neuralgia.

Sciatica and brachial plexopathy pain is also referred to as neuralgia. 

Neuralgia Causes:

These causes can affect the nerves therefore resulting in neuralgia.

  • Diabetes
  • Pressure on nerves
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • infection

Neuralgia Symptoms:

In general, some symptoms of neuralgia are;

  • Stabbing
  • Sharp
  • Burning
  • Itchy
  • Numbness

Neuralgia  Diagnosis/Treatment:

Neuralgia is difficult to diagnose and is more difficult to treat due to a different response to medication. The most common test to diagnose neuralgia is a nerve conduction study in which the peripheral nerve is activated and studied. Most treatment options are;

  • Physical therapy
  • Keeping an eye on blood sugar levels
  • Medications
  • Surgery- to relieve pressure on nerve

Finding the damaged nerve within the body may take awhile, but most commonly found in the face or neck. The type of treatment will be based upon the type of neuralgia that is present. Advanced Soft Tissue Release, ASTR, may be able to help relieve the nerve pain. 

  • Patient avoided hip surgery.

  • Patient avoided back surgery.

  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.

 

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