Nerve pain has several possible causes. The most well-known nerve pain is a hernia in your back or neck. With a hernia the nerve root is pinched by a bulge of an intervertebral disc. All nerve entrapments that happen within the spine are called central nerve entrapments. All the nerves that gets trapped outside the spine are called zeperiferous nerve entrapments.
PERIPHERAL NERVE ENTRAPMENT
What many people don’t know is that nerve pain can also be caused by muscles that pinch nerves. Nerves run through and along muscles and tendons. In an ideal world, they glide smoothly past each other. However, due to overload, scar tissue or stiffness, the nerve can be pinched by the surrounding tissues. Often hernia complaints are actually a peripheral nerve entrapment.
WHAT CAN YOU NOTICE?
Unfortunately, these complaints are often misdiagnosed and not treated correctly. If there is a nerve entrapment, training or a hard massage often does not help, because this increases the tension in the surrounding tissue and increases the pressure on the nerve.
Detecting and effectively treating a peripheral nerve entrapment is an art. Through years of studies in this field and the experience gained in practice, we can find and solve the exact location of the entrapment with the use of among other things Active Release Techniques. The treatment is entirely manual (no machines) and because our technique is so effective, it often only takes a few sessions to solve a nerve entrapment.