What is Nerve Pain?

Nerve pain can feel different to different people. It can take many forms — like stabbing, tingling, burning, shooting or prickling.

Nerve pain is complex, particularly because at times, it can seem as if nothing is causing it. Nerves send signals to the brain to cause you pain. They work to alert you that something is wrong.

However, when nerves are damaged, they can send false signals and make you feel real pain when no real cause is present. Many common conditions are the result of nerve pain, including carpal tunnel and sciatica.


Nerve pain is often described in terms of how the pain feels because it generally feels different than other types of pain. Common words used to describe nerve pain include:

  • Sharp
  • Shooting
  • Numbness
  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Pins & needles
  • Prickling
  • Stabbing

For many people. nerve pain feels worse at nighttime and may inhibit sleep quality or cause fatigue. At times, nerve pain can be so severe that it can affect your mental health, increasing symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety.

What Causes Nerve Pain?

Nerve pain can be caused by any condition, activity or event that impacts the nervous system. Some known causes of nerve pain include but are not limited to:

  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Alcoholism
  • HIV
  • Amputation
  • Injuries
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Diabetes

How Can Reinhardt Chiropractic in Denver Help with Nerve Pain?

Dr. Reinhardt can deliver safe, non-invasive TENS treatments and chiropractic adjustments to help relieve your nerve pain, without the use of harsh or addictive drugs.

Chiropractic adjustments help reduce misalignments in the spine and improve the body’s overall nervous system function. Adjustments help reduce general inflammation in the body, which can contribute to increased or worsed nerve pain.

Additional therapies and can also help improve stress and lifestyle factors that may be aggravating nerve pain.

Some of the benefits our joint pain patients have reported seeing after care include:

  • Decreased pain & inflammation
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased energy
  • Increased sense of well-being


Explore some of the services below to see what treatments we offer to help ease the symptoms of your nerve pain.

We have helped thousands of people live happy, healthy, and pain-free lives!