Does a trapped nerve always cause pain?

Trapped nerves, whether it be something like a disc prolapse onto a nerve root in your neck or back or in your elbow or somewhere else can cause immense pain and pins and needles and even weakness but do they always cause this or are nerves designed to be compressed?

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  • “Healthy nerves and nervous system can tolerate a lot of compression. This tolerance might be reduced in unhealthy population but lets not assume all nerve pain comes from impingement/compression. Sometimes nerves are just extra sensitive” – Dr. Annina Schmid, PT, PhD

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).