Nerve pain can be sharp and shooting or a constant burning sensation. It usually occurs in the same location with each episode and can be traced along the nerve pathway. Weakness or impaired function in the area affected can occur and the surrounding skin can be overly sensitive or numb.
There is a wide range of symptoms for which Acupuncture may help. Please read the Acupuncture Evidence Project.
Acupuncture has been very effective in helping to treat the symptoms associated with neurological disorders by helping to reduce pain and inflammation.
Some of the neurological disorders that acupuncture can help are listed below:
- Nerve pain
- Post stroke effects
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Parkinson’s disease
- Bells palsy
A neurological disorder is a problem that is related to the nervous system, which is very complex in and of itself, that regulates and coordinates the body’s activities. Nerve pain can come from trauma, stoke, inflammation, disease, infection, nerve degeneration.
Peripheral Neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nervous system which transmits information from the brain to the spinal cord and every other part of the body. Those that are affected by diabetes can have problems with the lower extremities eg: the feet and even travelling up the calf to the knee.
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is due to swelling or overuse of the nerve or tendon. Patients complain of numbness or tingling sensations in the wrists and forearms that can radiate to the elbow.