Numbness and Nerve Pain

Do you suffer from pins and needles in your arms or legs?  After having an operation did you experience coldness around the operation site or numbness?

Often, in the carrying out of routine procedures, the patient is left having numb, cold or pins and needles around the operation site or along the nerve pathways feeding the area.  This can be quite disconcerting as the hope was that the operation would remedy the problem, not leave the patient with more issues.

Nerve Irritation or Damage

A reason for this can be that the nerves were irritated or damaged during the procedure.  But this can be soothed.  Gentle work along the nerve pathways can ease the discomfort through the nerve pathways allowing them to work more smoothly and seamlessly as T Behan shared:

“I had a by pass and though the operation was a success and I felt much better I was left with a tingling numb sensation along one of my sides.  I sometimes woke at night with it.  I found it distressing as I had hoped that the operation would remedy my problems not create new ones.”

Working along the nerve pathways we can create ease through the nervous system and allow it to settle again lessening the irritation and allowing it to relax back thus significantly reducing the symptoms.

Caitriona Foley

Caitriona FoleyCaitriona is a certified Rolfer from the European Rolfing Association with over 6 years Rolfing experience in a clinical practice. She has extensive technical expertise in anatomy, physiology, psychology, movement practice and postural realignment. She treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal complaints including backache, neck pain, pregnancy related pains, all types of joint or muscle injuries alongside sporting injuries. She has worked with clients to address issues related to trauma, car accidents, post – operative pain, sports injuries repetitive strain injury and habitual bad posture.

Caitriona uses a combination of therapies that work to release pain in the body. By working through the connective tissue, the nervous system and by using techniques that release physical and emotional trauma, the body can restore itself to its natural healthy state.

To book an initial appointment with Caitriona or any of our clinics’ therapists please call 01 677 9859 or email

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