__________ - pain in a nerve without inflammation, tends to be much more common than neuritis. It can be made worse with movement. There is also no pathological change in the nerve.
What are the causes of neuralgia?
Compression of nerve against bone, hypertonic muscle
Compression due to local edema, caused by injury
What is the description of pain in Neuralgia?
Shooting, throbbing, intermittent pain occurring in bouts of short duration, along the distribution of the affected nerve. It can occur up to 100 times per day
What are the signs and symptoms of Neuralgia?
Sensory disturbance is more common than motor, meaning that there is paresthesia present
Abnormal sensation like prickling or tingling.
What is the aims in the treatment of Neuralgia?
Decrease pressure on nerve, thereby decreasing pain and paresthesia.
True or False:
When using massage in neuralgia the massage should be centered around, reducing any soft tissue or bony misalignment or impingement, putting pressure on the nerve. Soothing manipulations mostly.
Hydrotherapy that is used in neuralgia.
heat because inflammation is rarely present If swelling occurs, use proper hydro for that stage
Avoid the use of this technique in treatment of neuralgia because it will traction the nerve.
What to consider when treating client with neuralgia?
any medication, the client may be using any other treatments the client is receiving