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Referred Pain

What is Referred Pain?


Have you ever felt pain radiating down the back or front of your leg, or even down your arm? Sounds like a bit of what we call ‘referred pain’. Referred pain is a neurological symptom that occurs when there is compression of nerve roots in the spine and can often be accompanied by pins and needles. Referred pain from the neck or low back often occurs due to the movement of pressure within a disc, but can also arise from bone spurs, trauma, inflammation or osteoarthritis. Although unpleasant, referred pain is very common and can most often be treated by a physio in 4-6 weeks, depending on the severity of the condition. Here at Balance we’re experts on neural pain and can help to get you back on your feet with a combination of manual therapy to reduce pain and stiffness, gentle neural mobilisation to help your nerves move more fluidly and strengthening exercises to maintain the stability and position of the affected area. Don’t put up with the pain any longer, chat to one of our physios today on 7122 5250.