“What is the difference between nerve pain and muscle pain?”
Nerve pain is usually very sharp in nature – most people describe it as a “pinching”, “catching”, “burning” or being ”electric” in nature. Muscular pain on the other hand is usually more deep and achy in nature.
Some of the most common words used to describe this type of pain are “tense”, “stabbing”, “constant”, “uncomfortable””or like “tooth ache.” No two people are the same – even identical twins are different. Therefore, everybody will perceive pain in a different way. Most of the time, the pain will vary in nature, in intensity, and sometimes may even alternate between nerve-like and muscle-like symptoms. As a Chiropractor, I always focus on identifying exactly what is causing the pain. It makes sense that if you can trace the source of the problem and treat it, the symptoms of the pain will disappear.
Both muscle movement and function are controlled by the nervous system therefore there is much overlap between the two. If there is a problem in the nervous system, it will cause a problem in the muscles – usually resulting in spasm and pain. The best method of treatment is to target both these systems: it provides the quickest results and promotes a better healing process.
I’m Dr Young – wishing you a better backs day.