Nerve pain is a common reason people come in for craniosacral therapy, and for good reason — not only is it intensely painful and debilitating, but it can be really difficult to treat. Many of our patients have been told by doctors that there's nothing that can be done, short of high-doses of pain medication and hoping it goes away.
Thankfully, we've had a lot of success in treating people for different types of nerve pain. So today, we're sharing our top three posts on treating nerve pain with craniosacral therapy.
Healing Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage Through Craniosacral Therapy
If you haven't read this amazing post about nerve pain, give it a read! Holly's story of healing is truly incredible. If you're dealing with nerve pain, neuritis, neuralgia, neuropathy, neuropathic pain, pinched nerve, numbness or tingling, you will be intrigued and inspired by Holly's story.
Holly has found dramatic relief from pain and returning sensation in her body after just a few treatments with craniosacral therapist Kelly O’Brien Pahman.
“My pain is so much better. My fine motor abilities are better,” says Holly. “I have a feeling in two of my fingers that I haven’t had sensation for for five years! It's incredible how this has changed my life!”
Healing Sciatica Through Craniosacral Therapy
Sciatic pain is so difficult to deal with on a daily basis. A flare up of sciatica can be truly debilitating, and short of pain meds and surgery, traditional medicine often doesn't have much to offer. We've had fantastic results with clients who come to us seeking craniosacral therapy for sciatica. If you're dealing with sciatic pain, give this one a read!
Maria says she did see a physical therapist and did the movement exercises and stretches she was assigned, but some of them seemed to make her condition even worse. By contrast, craniosacral provided physical relief from pain that was also relaxing.
“I think physical therapy can help up to a point, but I think craniosacral therapy addresses more than just your body,” says Maria. “It addresses your mind, your nervous system, your whole being, which is something you just can’t get through physical therapy or taking a pill and having the pain go away. It puts you in a whole different mindset.”
Craniosacral For Post-Covid Pain and Long Covid Symptoms
Many patients with Long Covid deal with significant nerve pain, some so debilitating they struggle to walk, drive or do everyday activities. In addition, the fatigue and brain fog can be truly draining. We've had many patients come in to see us for post-covid issues, and it's been amazing to see their progress.
At his first visit to Kelly in August, he cringed at the thought of even getting in the car for his wife to drive him there and struggled to get up on the table. Within two and a half weeks, he was able to start driving again. Now, after seven months of treatment, he says he’s seen a very significant difference in his pain and quality of life.
“I’d say I’m 85 to 90 percent better. I can’t say I never have pain, but I’ve seen a lot of improvement. It’s still a mystery, but I’ve kept coming back to Kelly faithfully because of the improvement I’ve seen,” he says.
Treat Nerve Pain with Craniosacral Therapy
If you're experiencing nerve pain that's difficult to treat, we'd love to see you in the office for craniosacral therapy. Book an intake appointment, and one of our therapists can sit down with you to get your medical history and learn about your symptoms. Although nerve pain often takes several appointments to resolve, our patients often see promising results even after just their first session. Book your session today and get started on your path to healing for nerve pain!