Pain is but one type in a spectrum of sensations which typically involves the nerves and/or the brain. Shooting Pain typically refers to a condition where sufferers experience irritation or damage to the nerves.
How Does It Occur?
Shooting pain may arise due to conditions such as arthritis; exposure to cold; diabetes mellitus; diabetic neuropathy; eye strain; Herpes zoster virus; injury; meralgia paresthetica; nasal infections; neuropathy; pinched nerves; poor diet; renal calculi; sciatica; systemic diseases; temporal arteritis or tooth decay.
Common symptoms include sudden shooting sensations which may range from agony to numbness, tingling, burning, or "pins-and-needles".
Common Chiropractic modalities for treating shooting pain include a combination of chiropractic care, stretching, and deep tissue massage (trigger point therapy) of various muscles in the body. A trigger point injection may also be recommended where these has proven ineffective. However, this would be extremely rare.