Trapped Nerve Treatment – London

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Trapped nerve Physio

Trapped nerves are common, but most commonly caused by a problem of the neck or back. A trapped nerve can result in pain radiating from your neck to your hand, or from your back to your foot.  It may even give you chest pain. Nerves can be irritated or trapped at any site along their pathway from the spine to your limbs.

Causes: Anything that reduces the space through which the nerve travels can trap or irritate a nerve.  Most commonly this is due to bulging, prolapsed or “slipped” discs, facet joint degeneration, or muscle spasm. However cysts or osteophytes (bone) can also irritate, trap or compress a nerve.

Common symptoms: Sharp, shooting, radiating pain. Catching type pain with sudden movements. Usually associated lower back pain (though not always) or neck pain. Pain can be very severe and you may also experience loss of sensation or weakness of the arm or leg. It normally happens on one side of the body.

How does Physiotherapy help a trapped nerve?

Trapped nerves are mostly caused by a problem of the back or neck; often due to a disc bulge. The first thing a physiotherapist does is identify the underlying cause of your pain.  Once we’ve confirmed the cause of your trapped nerve pain we treat it in a number of ways. Physiotherapy treatment of trapped nerves usually involves a combination of things aimed at taking pressure of the nerve, and allowing the underlying structure causing the pain to heal.  Importantly the physiotherapist will also show you how to avoid trapped nerves in the future..

Our Physio’s are some of the best, and pain from trapped nerves is one of the most common conditions they treat.  So, if you think you have a trapped nerve why not book in and start on your road to recovery?

How long does it take to fix?

Trapped nerves can be painful.  However, if treated early they often recover quickly. Once pain is established it usually requires treatment to alleviate the pain and then prevent it from returning.  We typically see improvements in pain within 1-2 sessions, and the average number of sessions needed is 4-5.  Treatment focusses on reducing pain as quickly as possible.  However, in order to prevent trapped nerve pain from returning you will be usually shown exercises to strengthen the area or improve posture. This is a home based regime, so you don’t need to keep coming back!

What happens if it doesn’t improve?

If after 2-3 sessions your pain isn’t improving, we will refer you to a nerve consultant. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful, and very rarely surgery is required. However for 80% of our patients, physiotherapy cures the pain from trapped nerves.

Fees:

Initial Assessment and Treatment – 1 Hr: £95

Follow-up Treatment – 30 mins: £65

Covered by all major health insurers

Our Team

Mani Bhangra

MSc BSc MCSP HCPC MAACP Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist

Mani is a passionate, professional, and caring Physiotherapist who has a both an BSc in Physiotherapy and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science. He has worked in professional sport and...

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Daniele Delicati

MSc BSc MCSP HCPC Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist

Daniele specialises in treating sports injuries and back pain. He has a lifelong passion for sport and fitness, leading him to complete degrees in both Physiotherapy and Sport Science in...

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Scott Branny

MSc MCSP HCPC MMACP Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist

Scott is an energetic and passionate physiotherapist specialising in orthopaedic and sports injuries with a particular interest in shoulder, knee and spine rehabilitation. Scott moved from Canada in early 2018,...

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Candice Morgan

BSc MCSP HCPC Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist

Candice is a Sports and Spinal physiotherapist who hails from South Africa.  After completing her BSc Physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town, she worked in a large sports and...

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Milena Mirkovic

MSc BSc MCSP HCPC EUSSER

Formerly employed by Tennis Australia, Milly now works with elite British Tennis Players in her continued role as physiotherapist to the British Lawn Tennis Association. For the past 5 years,...

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Yvonne Abel

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist

Yvonne has been a massage therapist for over 20 years. Her career started in Wales, where she trained in Health, Fitness and Sports Therapy, before realising that it was the...

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Dominika Gajek

Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist

Dominika is an experienced Sports and Remedial massage therapist having trained at the London School of Sport and Remedial Massage.  At Physiotherapy London, Dominika brings a holistic approach to patient...

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Karlee Croad

Practice Manager

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Great service. Quick and friendly. Identified my issue quickly and after a couple of sessions provided the exercises I needed to get me back to full strength without the need for any further physio. Very much recommended.read more
Matt Beattie
06:11 29 Jul 17
Great professional service. They really try hard to get you on your feet.
Irina Sonich
08:52 29 Jan 17
I went for a 30 minute sports massage with Sophie Wicks today. I've had a problem with tight knots in my calves and I thought a massage pre-race would be a good idea. She applied good hard pressure on those knots unlike many masseurs and also gave me some post-run tips for loosening those muscles. Unlike many practitioners, she did not oversell and say that I needed a massage once a month or every week as I don't get many running related injuries. I will definitely be back.read more
Alison Walker
16:16 19 Oct 15
These folk have been looking after me very well since 2007 through various sports injuries. They offer a comprehensive team of truly excellent specialists.Yet they are still small enough to be personal have a clear sense of who each client/patient is. The level of communication is first rate, as is attention to detail. Very convenient to get to from Canary Wharf.read more
Anthony Holland
17:16 06 May 15
I saw Milly Mirkovic for a sports related shoulder injury. I received excellent, expert professional care. Milly performed really detailed assessments at each appointment and set me tailored exercise programmes that were achievable. This got me back to normal fitness (and some!) in a reasonable timeframe. A couple of months along now and no recurrence of the problem. Many thanks. read more
Mr PDEM
09:36 31 Mar 16
I worked with Kasia Z. to deal with a torn elbow tendon, and I cannot recommend her enough. She was great to work with: patient, understanding and flexible. She gave me exercises to do at home to help speed the recovery process and was very responsive in tailoring them to my feedback as to what worked and what i was finding hard to incorporate into my daily routine. She not only helped me with the elbow, but gave me some great insights into my body, as well as recommending types of exercises I should focus on to prevent repeat injuries.read more
Zuzana B
18:14 09 Aug 15
Following persistent pain in my knee, I saw my GP who recommended physiotherapy sessions. I contacted Physiotherapy London (Canary Wharf) and got an appointment quickly and at a convenient time. I saw a lower limb specialist who was very knowledgeable and friendly. He took time to assess the problem, discussed with me various way of improving the condition and showed me in detail exercises I could do at home. Very positive experience from the reception lady to the specialist. Highly recommended. read more
Jérôme Berteloot
12:51 16 Mar 15
The staff here are LOVELY and so helpful!
Jessica Ellis
15:23 30 Jan 18
My physiotherapist Candice is fab. I can't say enough great things about her and her professionalism. After suffering a trapped nerve and extremely painful scapula for nearly 8 weeks all the NHS would offer me was strong drugs, I was at my wit's end. I saw Candice, she gave me a comprehensive medical diagnosis as to what was causing the problem and has offered to refer me back into the NHS should a set schedule of regular treatments not rectify the problem. I was dubious about going privately for treatment as money is tight, but this organisation seems to want to help. There is not a schedule of endless appointments and the prices are reasonable. The condition is improving slowly and I feel better in myself knowing what caused it and that I am in safe hands going forward.Thank you Candice.read more
Trudi Hamer
19:32 25 Feb 18
Excellent therapists
Joy Gwatkin
07:26 17 Feb 18
I would highly recommend Physiotherapy London. Amazing and knowledgeable professional services.
Imran Javid
11:31 02 Mar 18
I have used Physiotherapy London at their Westferry studio on and off for several years and for various (never serious) reasons. I have always found them to be knowledgeable and professional in their approach, and they do not drag out and prolong the treatment beyond what is necessary. I am being treated by Mani at present for a problem with my wrists and have to say that he is just a bit exceptional. So approachable and kind.I cannot praise him enough. I highly recommend this practice.read more
Kathleen Mc Laughlin
14:20 23 Mar 18
Amazing massage as a thanks for referring a friend to Jodi one of the physiotherapists who sorted out my messed up ankle. Great massage, great physio. Thanks guysread more
Ina Farrelly
12:04 29 Mar 18
I met a great therapist there and pretty happy what I got treated. There’s a little gym too for the patients. It was a little hard to find at first time as it just looked like a parking and apartment.read more
SAYAKO TOMIYOSHI
10:37 03 May 18
Visited physiotherapist in Slough for my shoulder pain, after 10 session no improvement was made whatsoever. Saw orthopedic who referred me to Mani Bhangra at Physiotherapy London (canary wharf). I could see the major improvements within 5 sessions.Mani knows what he does like a pro. Couldn't recommend him enough.The lovely lady on reception is also credit to the business, very friendly and welcoming.read more
Ahsan Jalil
06:51 27 Jul 18
Depends who u get. Ive had 1 gd, 1 pretty average
Patrick Little
12:04 15 Jul 18
Great physio, good diagnosis and immediate exercises that helped fix my back pain. Literally crying with relief, thanks!
Mango Bob
18:46 06 Sep 18

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