If you have experienced sharp shooting pain going down into your arms, mid back or legs when you are sitting at your desk or playing with your kids or when you go to bed at night, it is possible that you might have a nerve pain. This is especially true if you have a pre-existing neck or back pain. If you are experiencing nerve pain, it can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience and you may wonder if it will ever go away. In this blog, lets discuss if nerve pains ever go away.
Nerve pain can manifest as different sensations ranging from tingling, numbness, burning, heaviness, aching or a hypersensitivity to touch, etc. The type of sensation felt depends on which specific fibre of the nerve is being pinched or compressed.
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A common example nerve pain is Sciatica. When the sciatic nerve is pinched in the lumbar spine, it creates a nerve pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve that can be felt anywhere from the bottom, down to the back of your legs (hamstrings) and back of the legs (calf) all the way into the feet and toes.
Nerve pain can occur as a result of a herniated disc, stenosis, spinal arthritis, spinal fracture, infection or tumour that involves the nerves, or a brachial plexus injury that can cause nerve damage.
A nerve pain can take anywhere from weeks or months to go away or it may persist for years. The duration of nerve pain depends on a number of factors, including how long has the nerve been pinched? Is it possible to cure or reverse the basic cause of the nerve pain? What is the degree of inflammation present in the nerves due to the pain? Some nerve pains are present due to pinching or compression of the nerves from bone spur due to spinal arthritis or disc bulges . These can be managed surgically and can give relief from nerve pain.
Thus there is no definite answer of does a nerve pain ever go away. But there are many things you can do apart from medications to manage a nerve pain. If you want to learn more about how to manage your nerve and spinal (neck and back) pain, access the free training on "Simple Solutions To Manage Your Nerve Pain" in my free community.
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