Have you been experiencing nerve pain?
If you’ve ever felt unexplained numbing sensations or tingling in your feet, hands, or other areas of your body, you may have been feeling nerve pain.
Nerve pain can be the result of central nervous system damage (brain and spinal cord), or unidentified issues in the nerves that run from those areas to the muscles and organs. Nerve pain also occurs as the result of a disease or injury.
If you think you’re dealing with nerve pain, know that Forward Physical Therapy in Knoxville, TN is here to help bring relief to your situation. Contact our clinic today to learn more about our physical therapy treatment methods for nerve pain, and let’s get you on the path to leading a healthy, pain-free life!
What causes nerve pain?
Some common reasons for experiencing nerve pain are as follows:
- Heavy consummation of alcohol
- Brain injury or spinal cord injury
- Restricted blood supply to the nerves
- Vitamin B12 or B1 deficiency
- Side effects from certain medications
Nerve pain does not only occur as the result of an external factor. There are many health conditions that can cause nerve pain as well, such as:
- Cancer, as well as radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Types of nerve pain
According to Health Direct, there are different types of nerve pain, including:
- post-herpetic — this can happen after you’ve had shingles (herpes zoster) and affects the same area as the shingles rash
- trigeminal— causing pain in the jaw or cheek
- occipital — causing pain at the base of your skull that can spread to the back of your head
- pudendal — causing pain in the ‘saddle area’ between the legs
Symptoms of nerve pain
Everyone experiences nerve pain differently, however, many people complain of a “stabbing pain” felt in the middle of the night while they’re trying to sleep.
Chronic prickling, stinging, or burning may also occur during the day. Nerve pain can be extra debilitating if it’s left untreated, and make it downright difficult to go about your daily routine.
What is the Calmare Scrambler?
The Calmare Scrambler is part of Forward Physical Therapy’s Neuropathic Pain Program. We developed an effective treatment implementing the use of Scrambler therapy, neural inhibition, and neuro reeducation as a treatment for neuropathic pain. It uses a non-invasive technology to transmit a psuedoendogeneous wave form signal to the brain that replaces the pain impulse.
Calmare Scrambler therapy is an electro-analgesia therapy for the noninvasive treatment of chronic neuropathic and cancer pain based on a medical device that uses 5 artificial neurons and is based on a novel theoretical model the differs from gate control theory. Scrambler Therapy is based on the synthetic “non-pain” information that is transmitted by C fiber surface receptors. This is a different theoretical mechanism than the traditional electric stimulation of A-Beta fibers to produce paresthesia and/or block the conduction of nerve fibers to produce an analgesic effect, that is, via TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines. Scrambler therapy was developed to treat chronic neuropathic pain and cancer pain resistant to opioids and other types of treatments. The goal of Scrambler Therapy is to eliminate pain during treatment and allow for long-lasting analgesia after a series of 10 to 12 consecutive treatments performed over a 2-week period.
How physical therapy in Knoxville, TN can help with nerve pain
Did you know that physical therapy goes beyond pain relief? It works to improve the overall function of your body by getting to the root of the problem.
This means that not only will your therapist treat your pain, they’ll figure out the source of it so that you don’t end up dealing with it again in the future.
Forward Physical Therapy physical therapy is a natural, safe, and effective pain management solution for nerve pain, regardless of what the reason behind it is.
Our Knoxville, TN physical therapists will provide you with the treatments you need to reduce the feelings of numbness, prickles, and tingles you’ve been feeling.
Physical therapy addresses nerve pain by improving your range of motion, strengthening the muscles in the affected areas, and using targeted massage to reduce tension.
Your Forward Physical Therapy therapist may utilize manual therapy techniques to help relieve pressure on your nerves, and increase mobility of stiff joints and muscles.
Call our clinic today!
Nerve pain can impact your daily life. Not understanding what is causing your problem can be very frustrating and confusing. Let Forward Physical Therapy address your questions and your pain at the same time.
We’ll get to the root of your problem and make sure it goes away for good. Contact us today for an appointment, and say goodbye to nerve pain.
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