Nerve Pain

Nerve pain can worsen very quickly. It needs to be assessed and treated by experts.

What is nerve pain? 

Nerve pain feels like electric currents, sharp electric shocks, burning sensations, distressing cold sensations, crawling and flowing sensations. It can commonly be accompanied by related symptoms of nerve dysfunction such as pins and needles, numbness and weakness. 

 Nerves carry signals or messages from one part of the body to another. The reason nerve pain happens is due to a disruption of nerve signals between the tissues of the body (ie skin and muscle) and the brain. Nerve damage can distort signals, create brand new signals, or prevent the usual signals from transferring. Also, it can sometimes make non-pain signals feel painful. These problems can cause painful symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. 

The most common form of nerve pain that we see at Fixio is that from traumatic injury to the nerves in the lower back or neck. Yet nerve pain can arise from a number of causes including: 

  • Pain from a long term illness such as diabetes 
  • neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease 
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome 
  • Shingles 
  • After chemotherapy for cancer treatment 
  • Post surgery 
  • Trauma 
  • Infection  

Nerve pain can be well treated if caught early, though this becomes more difficult the longer the pain is left. At Fixio we recommend early diagnosis and early treatment! If the need arises that medication and surgical intervention is required, we have close professional ties to the best pain specialists on the Northern Beaches and work with them on a regular basis. 

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THE NORTHERN BEACHES MOST TRUSTED SPORTS INJURY AND PAIN CLINIC

Lloyd Padilla
Lloyd Padilla
2024-05-10
Jaeme and Dan are top-notch physios! Their expertise and approachability made my experience exceptionally positive. They efficiently addressed my years-long neck and back pain with personalized care and clear guidance. The office facility is also impressively equipped. Highly recommend them for effective treatment in a comfortable setting.
Heather Grigg
Heather Grigg
2024-05-10
Have just started with Dan following a nasty fall and fracture to shoulder. Feel very positive, Dan has explained every process along the way and I feel very comfortable with my treatment plan. The other members of the team are super friendly and always acknowledge me on arrival and make me feel welcome
Holly Rose
Holly Rose
2024-05-08
Had a great experience with Jackson! I came in with shoulder and ankle issues and the goal to start up my running again and Jackson gave me all the right tips to get back on track and living pain free! Very grateful for all of his work!
ryan searle
ryan searle
2024-05-02
Ruptured Achilles (99%) - non surgical approach. Dom and the team were great. 6 months in and the leg is as good as the other. Could not recommend Dom more highly.
TheMeet9
TheMeet9
2024-04-16
Thank you Dan for helping solve my back pain. A true champion in providing wholistic care and extremely knowledgeable in his management plans.
Jennifer Wearne
Jennifer Wearne
2024-04-15
I started seeing Hayden for a lower back injury with an inflamed disk (Things you do in the gym!!!). After only 8 weeks and some great planning by Hayden and the team I went from not being able to move to being back in the gym and back to doing what I love! I am lifting more now than I was before my injury and generally feeling great. The attention to detail and knowledge the team have is amazing and I could not be happier with the results. For me it has not just been a fix of my back but a foundational learning experience, teaching me how to move, lift and self heal when I need to. Hands down, these guys are THE BEST Physio team on the Northern Beaches!
Clancy Millis
Clancy Millis
2024-04-11
Great service when attending to my back injury. physio Dominic was understanding, considerate, amiable and most importantly affective. highly recommend
Cameron Stewart
Cameron Stewart
2024-04-04
Hayden did a great job fixing my back. I would highly recommend seeing him. I had severe lower back pain to the point where I was considering surgery. Hayden guided me through the ups and downs, with honesty and empathy, and applying the best up-to-date methods my back made a full recovery.
Dan Wallis-Smith
Dan Wallis-Smith
2024-04-01
Been seeing Hayden for 6 months now and he’s guided me to fixing lower back and knee problems I’ve been having for years. He set out a program and what it would cost in the first consultation and has followed through, providing great knowledge and guidance along the way.
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What are the different types of nerve pain that Fixio can help me with?

What are the different types of nerve pain that Fixio can help me with? 

Peripheral Neuropathy – commonly affecting the feet, legs, hands and arms 

Lumbar Radiculopathy – when nerves in the lower back get compressed and cause leg pain 

Cervical Radiculopathy – nerves of the neck getting compressed causing arm pain or headaches 

How do I know what type of nerve pain I have? 

The best way to know is to come in and be assessed. A majority of people wait far too long to be diagnosed, or go through long arduous steps with GPs and scans that are completely unnecessary for diagnosis or to start getting results.  

Start with an assessment and treatment. If it’s required we can send you for scans or referral to a specialist.  

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have multiple practitioners who are experts at helping people with nerve pain. Hayden has specifically trained in this area. Dan is also excellent with rehabilitation of chronic low back pain and nerve pain as someone who had surgery for a compressed nerve at a young age.

It’s possible, but unlikely. The vast majority of scans done for nerve pain are expensive and unnecessary so we recommend an assessment for a recommendation of whether a scan is worthwhile.

With both personal experience as well as study, the Fixio team have become the go-to practice for treating nerve pain. We regularly treat other medical practitioners such as specialists, chiropractors and other physiotherapists.

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