Nerve pain can present in a number of ways including, burning, knife like, stabbing, hot, tight, swollen, deep/dull, tingling, creepy crawling, wet sensation, and electric. The pain can be anywhere from head to toe overlying a tendon, bone, or joint etc.
Often times patients report pain & limitations that are out of proportion to the structural damage. We can’t see these nerves on MRI or X-ray but they are real & often cause pain. Just beneath the skin surface exist hundreds of nerves that we now believe play a major role in controlling pain & inflammation. Often patients point to a region & say “it hurts here!” We tell them nothing is in that region & it is referred, but now we target this pain directly. With our knowledge of anatomy & the patient’s explanation of where the pain is we can find these nerves and treat them.