Nerve Compression Syndrome Condition

Osteopathic care treats nerve compression syndrome using manual manipulation and other techniques designed to relieve pressure on nerves, reduce pain, and correct numbness and weakness.


Nerve Compression Syndrome Treatment in New York City

Treatment for nerve compression syndrome includes the use of manipulation therapy and other osteopathic techniques to relieve nerve pressure, reduce pain, and alleviate tingling and other symptoms.

What is Nerve Compression Syndrome?

Nerve Compression syndromes are one of the more common causes for pain in the extremities. These conditions occur in cases where nerves are squeezed, compacted, or otherwise entrapped. The compression generally occurs in just one location in the body but can affect nerves in your torso or limbs. There are a number of different varieties of the syndrome, many of which can go undiagnosed if patients fail to seek medical attention.

The most common nerve compression conditions include carpal tunnel, which impacts the median nerve in the wrist, and cubital tunnel, which involves entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Other, rarer forms of the syndrome include suprascapular nerve compression in the shoulder, meralgia paresthetica which impact the thigh, and radial nerve compression that can impact the arm, wrist, and hand.

What Causes this condition?

These nerve conditions are often the result of repetitive injuries, and frequently occur due to workplace conditions and repetitive duties. Accidents like broken bones or sprains can also create nerve compression. Finally, medical conditions like obesity, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, certain birth defects, and even high blood pressure can contribute to the disorder.

All of these causes can result in a reduction of blood flow to the affected nerve and swelling. Over time, the nerve’s myelin sheath insulation can be damaged, and the nerve’s structure may be altered. When that happens, the nerve’s function can be disrupted, preventing it from properly communicating messages to the rest of the body.

What Are the Symptoms of Nerve Compression Syndrome?

Naturally, the symptoms of this syndrome can vary, depending on which nerves are impacted. In most instances, however, symptoms are largely confined to the compressed nerve and the surrounding area. The most common nerve compression syndromes include:

  • General soreness, aches, and pain in the affected region
  • Loss of flexibility and impaired mobility
  • Otherwise unexplained muscle weakness
  • Numbness in the affected area or tingling sensations
  • Swelling, reddened skin, and inflammation

How We Can Help

We can help diagnose your condition and provide the osteopathic treatment you need to address most common compressed nerve conditions. In most instances, osteopathy can help to relieve pain, restore lost function and flexibility, and prevent further instances. Those techniques are gently, non-invasive, and focused on treating the root causes of your pain and discomfort. We can also provide educational resources about ergonomic strategies and lifestyle changes that can help you enjoy a more pain-free life.


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Back and spine conditions can be degenerative, disease-related, or caused by overuse or injury. Symptoms can include pain, impaired mobility, numbness, weakness, and more.

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Contact Us Today

If you’re suffering from any of the symptoms of nerve compression syndrome, Leonid Tafler, DO can help. Using a variety of osteopathic techniques, Dr. Tafler and his team will work with you to guide you on the path to a full recovery. To learn more about this condition and how we can help, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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Nerve Compression Syndrome Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!