Nerve pain can be a minor annoyance or a devastating, life-changing challenge that requires extensive therapy to alleviate. This variance is because nerves carry signals to and from the brain, including messages that control movement, sensations, and pain, and involuntary functions like breathing and heartbeat.
The issue involves pain sensations emanating from damaged or aggravated nerves. Luckily, there are treatments that can help you live a fuller life, whether your nerve pain is minor or severe. All things considered, the severity often correlates with how aggressive the treatment may be. Depending on the underlying cause and extent of the nerve damage resulting in the pain you are experiencing, we can help tailor a treatment to your specific needs.
SYMPTOMS OF NERVE PAIN
Nerve pain comes in many varieties. Sensory nerve damage may produce pain, sensitivity, numbness, tingling or prickling, burning sensations, problems with positional awareness and balance, or other symptoms. Patients may experience dysfunction in bodily functions such as weakness, trembling, paralysis, depending upon the type of nerves that are damaged.
Elaborating on your particular symptoms in a detailed and accurate way will better help a physician diagnose your specific type of nerve pain. More importantly, identifying the specific cause is key when it comes to diagnosis and proper treatment.
CAUSES OF NERVE PAIN
This particular type of pain is caused by many different conditions. A few conditions that can contribute to nerve damage are cancer, cancer treatment, or HIV treatments. In addition, Autoimmune disease may cause the body to attack its own nervous system. Furthermore, Diabetes can cause diabetic neuropathy, a condition that affects the nervous system.
Finally, Drugs and other toxic substances, nutritional deficiencies, and infectious diseases, like Lyme, can all cause nerve damage. With such a wide variety of potential causes, proper diagnostic testing is key in fixing the problem.
TREATMENTS OF NERVE PAIN
Scrambler therapy is a non-invasive treatment for nerve pain for patients who are having difficulty finding effective long-term solutions for their pain, despite the efforts of multiple pain specialists. This life-changing approach to nerve pain treatment benefits patients with various types of nerve pain, including peripheral neuropathy due to chemotherapy and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Other safe and effective non-surgical treatments for nerve pain and other types of chronic pain include transforaminal epidural injections and sacroiliac joint injections.
The diagnosis and treatment of chronic nerve pain come with many challenges, but there are non-invasive, drug-free solutions that when used in conjunction with one another, can make successful management a reality for patients with little hope left. Offered by Dr. Alexander and his associates at the Non-Surgical Spine Center, non-surgical treatments for nerve pain may be the component you’re missing in your nerve pain management plan.