Neuropathic pain is most times explained as a burning or shooting pain. It is capable of stopping on its own, but most times, it is chronic—can be severe and unrelenting and also can come and go. This form of pain is often caused by a malfunctioning nervous system or nerve damage. The effect of nerve damage is a transformation in the functions of the nerve at both the injury site and all its surrounding areas.
Neuropathic Pain Symptoms
Symptoms of neuropathic pain might include:
- Numbness and tingling
- Burning or shooting pain
Neuropathic Pain Causes
Most times, neuropathic pain has no obvious or rather significant cause. However, below are some usual causes of neuropathic pain, they’re:
- HIV or AIDS
- Multiple sclerosis
- Facial nerve problems
- Multiple myelomas
- Thyroid problems
- Spine surgery
- Spinal cord or nerve compression from a herniated disc or spine arthritis
Neuropathic Pain Diagnosing
For neuropathic pain diagnosing, your health expert will conduct a physical exam and an interview. The doctor might ask you to describe your pain if anything triggers it when it occurs. The health professional will also inquire about your risk factors for your pain, and you might undergo nerve and blood tests.
Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
Antidepressant and anticonvulsant drugs are often administered as the first line of treatment. Some studies on neuropathic pain propose the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Motrin or Aleve that might ease the pain. Some individuals might need a stronger painkiller. Always discuss with your doctor before taking any medication. You can contact us at 3R (Regenerative Repair & Relief) for the best professional neuropathic pain management advice.
Most times, other conditions like diabetes can be involved, and in this case, excellent management of that condition might ensure that the pain is alleviated. Appropriate management of these other conditions is vital to ensure further nerve damage is prevented.
Neuropathic pain can be significantly controlled by stimulating the nerves electrically.
Some Other Available Treatments for Neuropathic Pain
- Relaxation therapy
- Working with a counselor
- Physical therapy
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