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Pain from nerve irritation can be the result of muscle or joint problems putting excess pressure on the nerve. It may also be due to swelling or inflammation causing pressure as well as chemical changes in or around the nerve. Other problems like hypersensitivity of nociceptors (pain receptors) or dysfunction at the brain can cause nerve pain without any actual physical problem.
Nerve pain can result from conditions such as:
Some of the symptoms you may experience are:
When treating nerve pain it is vital to identify the root cause the problem and not solely treat the symptoms. When treating nerve pain we address all aspects of the problem be it the muscle, nerve, or joint dysfunction. Healing time for nerves is complex but in general the longer the problem is there the more difficult it is to treat, so don't put it off any longer!