Trapped Nerve Treatment Abroad Avoiding NHS Waiting Times, available to all NHS patients. Trapped nerve pain usually comes from a nerve in the spine. Nerves carry messages about sensations and control of muscles. Disorders of nerves can cause pain, numbness, increased sensitivity or weakness of muscles. The pain is often felt in the area of the body supplied by that nerve.
Types of Trapped nerve
It is common for the leg nerves and arm nerves to be affected. Lumbar nerve pain generally goes below the knee. Back pain is usually felt between the lower ribs and the buttocks. Often there will be a combination of back and leg pains. In sciatica the leg pain is worse than the back pain.
Trapped nerve in spine can cause sciatica
Sciatica is usually caused by a disc prolapse, but there are also other causes. Brachial neuralgia (nerve pain in the arm) is very similar to sciatica but comes from the neck nerves. Sometimes the pain goes down the arm as far as a specific finger. ‘Radicular pain’ is a term doctors use to describe pain when it is mainly from a single nerve root. If you have been diagnosed as suffering with such a problem, this gives you the best and most up to date advice on what to expect and how to manage it.
Pain spreads into the leg or the arm, generally below the knee or the elbow. The pain is often associated with altered sensations, such as pins & needles, burning or numbness. Coughing and sneezing can make the limb pain worse. We call this ‘Impulse’ pain the limb pain is the main or dominant pain compared to the back or neck pain.
The diagnosis of source trapped nerve pain can sometimes be clear and simple. You might be right, but you might not. Allow professional pain relief specialist to listen to your story regarding how the pain started, what it is like and what is happening to it now. That way the two of you can come to a diagnosis. In some cases doctor will ask you to have some diagnostic test to identify pinched nerve. NHS allows you to bypass the NHS queue fortrapped nerve surgery, by reimbursing costs treatment, if you receive it abroad. So actual costs for pain treatment will be much lower than planned.
What is a prolapsed disc? And what it has to do with nerve pain.
The intervertebral discs have a jelly centre, (the pulpous) which can ooze its way out through a tear in the strong gristle of the disc (the annulus). The jelly then irritates and compresses the nearby pinched nerve causing pain in the area of the limb which the nerve supplies. The treatment abroad is recommended as it costs much less but still sets very high standards.
Why chose to have trapped nerve treatment
There are more than one reasons depending on diagnose, required treatment, costs and others, these reasons include:
- Costs of pinched nerve treatment – pinched nerve treatment abroad can often be found at a fraction of the price in the UK.
- No waiting time –NHS are having long waiting time for pinched nerve diagnostic and treatment, but by travelling you can get treatment significantly sooner. And in some cases get refund for pinched nerve treatment abroad.
- New surgery treatments – usually NHS often offers cheapest available pinched nerve diagnostic and treatment method. In private clinic abroad you and your doctor can choose best available service
- Specialist services – private clinics abroad tend to offer specialised medical staff and medical equipment. Cause if you are paying you are expecting high level surgeon and that is what private medical clinics abroad do offer.
Trapped nerve treatment abroad can be covered by NHS and can be refunded, if pinched nerve pain surgery is received in a private clinic abroad. Pinched nerve pain treatment abroad could be alternative you can afford.