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Physiotherapy for Neuralgia

Physiotherapy for Neuralgia

Treatment for your symptoms will vary depending on the cause, location and severity of the neuralgia. For example, if you are found to have diabetes, strict control of your blood sugars will help relieve the symptoms. If you have a tumour putting pressure on the nerves, you may need surgery to remove it. If you have shingles, you will need medication to treat the infection which will in turn, relieve symptoms of neuralgia.

The overall aim of the treatment is to provide pain relief. Anticonvulsant medication was originally used for the treatment of epilepsy; these drugs help to reduce the excitability of the nerves and nerve pain. Injections of pain relieving drugs, nerve blocks or surgical procedures can also help to relieve the symptoms of neuralgia.

Physiotherapy treatment for neuralgia is focused on decreasing the symptoms of neuralgia and improving muscle strength and overall quality of life. After a detailed assessment by a specialist neurological physiotherapist, your treatment may include:

  • Muscle mobilisation
  • Soft tissue stretches
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Sensory and proprioceptive stimulation
  • Pain management
  • Facilitation of activities of daily living
  • Home exercise program

Individuals with neuralgia substantially benefit from treatment by a specialist neurological physiotherapist. The advantages include:

  • Increased strength of muscles
  • Return to normal daily routine
  • Decreased pain
  • Maintain muscle length
  • Maintain joint range of movement
  • Decreased sensory changes
  • Learn how to manage your pain
  • Learn specific exercises to continue at home/work

To book an appointment call 0161 883 0066, Book now or alternatively request a free phone consultation.


To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .