Can Pain Travel?
17 December 2012
Many people still believe that the cause of the pain is where they feel the pain.
Now don’t get me wrong, this can be the case sometimes. I see a lot of lower back pain in which this is the case but not always.
PAIN CAN TRAVEL so be aware. The problem is not always where it seems.
This is the case when it comes to sciatica. Pain in the leg but the problem is coming from either the lower back or the gluteal muscles.
Tingling in the hands or numb hands usually comes from either the neck or shoulder area.
The above issues are examples of nerve pain. But pain can travel with muscular pain also. For example pain in the front of the upper arm can come from the back of the shoulder.
This is where a good therapist is needed to find where the problem is coming from using tests and having a bit of experience.
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