69 Albert Street, Rugby,
Warwickshire, CV21 2SN.
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Telephone: 01788 560646
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk
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Trapped Nerves

The intervertebral discs are soft tissue pads that sit between each pair of bony vertebra in the spine, except for the first cervical segment.  A total of 23 from discs from your neck down to your sacrum.

Discs consist of an  outer ring called the annulus fibrosus, which surrounds the inner jelly like centre known as the nucleus pulposus. Damage to the disc can result in the jelly nucleus herniating or prolapsing through the annular fibrosus, this can be colloquially referred to as a slipped disc. When this occurs the nucleus can protrude and touch one of the nerves exiting your spine (nerve root) or in a very small number of cases the nerves in your spinal canal. The nerve can then become damaged which can result in sensations ranging from pain, aching, burning, pins and needles, tingling, numbness, weakness of your arm or  leg to problems controlling your bowel or bladder.

The level at which the damage occurs will dictate where you experience these sensations. A low back disc prolapse can result in sciatica or femoral nerve pain, which are the two main nerves which supply the legs. A neck disc injury can result in pins and needles or numbness in your arms or fingers.

Osteopathic and Physiotherapy Treatment

At the Rugby Osteopathic centre we are trained to differentially diagnose the cause of your symptoms, by assess the nerve pathways we can determine where in the spine the damage has occurred. It is very important that if you are getting any nerve pains, pins and needles, numbness or weakness you are thoroughly examined and monitored to make sure that you get the best care possible, whether it is for treatment or a referral back to the GP for further tests. We will always explain to you what our diagnosis is and give you advice as to how you can speed up your recovery.

After a full assessment we will talk you through our findings and agree a treatment approach. The treatment will include soft tissue massage to relax the muscle tension. We may follow this up with articulation and manipulation to release joints and gentle Cranial Osteopathic. In some cases acupuncture may be offered to help reduce muscle tension. Recommended exercises for correcting poor posture are also a part of treatment and consultation.

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Rugby Osteopathic Centre, 69 Albert Street, Rugby
Warwickshire, CV21 2SN, Tel: 01788 560646, Fax:01788 571318
Email: reception@rugbyosteopaths.co.uk
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