Do you have tingling, burning, or numbness? All of these symptoms are signs of nerve involvement. The two most common musculoskeletal causations for this are:
Central Nerve Compression aka “pinched nerve”. This would include disc injuries, stenosis, or other space occupying lesions.
Peripheral Nerve Entrapment-the result of nerve compression or adhesion.
Places in the body where nerves commonly adhere to muscle:
Sciatic Nerve at Posterior Hip
Sciatic Nerve at the Hamstring
Cervical Nerve Roots at the side of the neck
Median Nerve at anterior forearm
Accessory Nerve at upper back
Nerves function best and are symptom-free when they are able to pass freely through spaces and structures. When nerves are pressed upon or become adhered to their surrounding structures preventing them from moving freely, this is called a nerve entrapment. The most common manifestations of a nerve entrapment are pain, limited motion, tingling, numbness, and burning.
Check out the video below to see a demonstration of a nerve entrapment and how it is treated in our office!
Causes of Nerve Entrapment?
Overuse injuries and prolonged positioning are some of the top contributors to nerves becoming adhered. Some examples of overuse include but are not limited to:
Prolonged sitting and typing at a computer
Repetitive overhead throwing by athletes
Small tasks involving the hands such as assembly line work and sewing
Our Bloomington Sports & Wellness office specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adhesion. We provide thorough exams in order to locate the exact source of your problem. Through manual therapy and proper exercises, we are able to reduce your nerve pain/symptoms.