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A "trapped nerve" is often a term used to describe certain neck and back conditions that do not involve the nerve at all.
We will give you a full examination to determine what is wrong and create a treatment plan specifically for you. we can tear lots of conditions that involve nerve pain and we use the latest techniques to deal with your pain quickly.
Osteopathy is both safe and effective
Nerves can be thought of as flexible wires that convey messages through the body. There are motor nerves that take nerve impulses to the muscles and glands. Sensory nerves take signals from sensory nerve endings in the eyes, ears, nose, skin, muscles and joints. Nerves called inter-neurones lie in the brain and spinal cord, (together called the central nervous system) It is in the central nervous system that the incoming information from the sense organs is filtered and interpreted. From the central nervous system messages are sent out (consciously and unconsciously) to run our bodies and co-ordinate our actions.
The spinal cord runs from the base of the skull down the spinal canal inside the spine. There are gaps on each side between the bones of the spine where the spinal nerves emerge. The spinal nerves are bundles of motor and sensory nerve cells that go to the limbs and chest and abdominal wall. Nerves also emerge from the base of the skull (cranial nerves) to get to the ears, eyes, tongue, nose and muscles of the head.
The nerves can be injured within the spinal canal, as they exit it, or as they run down the arms and legs.
There are a number of commonly used terms for different sorts of nerve problem. Neuralgia means nerve pain, neuritis means nerve inflammation, neurogenic means coming from the nerve and neuropathic means concerning nerve disorders.
The status of the nervous system can be assessed clinically by a neurological examination. Osteopaths will examine the spinal and cranial nerves system as part of their examination of the patient, when indicated.
Osteopaths deal with nerve conditions (and many other conditions) where peripheral nerves have become physically compressed, irritated or stretched, such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome or brachial neuralgia.
It is unlikely an osteopath will be able to help with some other conditions that can affect nerves, such as MS, Parkinsons disease, myasthenia gravis, syringomyelia, or motor neurone diseases other than to offer symptomatic relief.
What our patients say
Only two visits to the Wellfield Clinic resolved my back problem and they gave me an exercise programme to maintain my back in a healthy condition. The initial consultation was thorough and the procedure explained in a clear and concise manner. I would not hesitate in recommending the Wellfield Clinic D C Newport
I hurt my back earlier this year in the Brecon Beacons, sledging with the kids. I was very impressed with my treatment. It was both inexpensive and effective, and enabled me to drive to Scotland shortly afterwards with minimal discomfort. N J Vale of Glam
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