Nerve pain can be a minor annoyance or a devastating, life-changing challenge that requires extensive therapy to alleviate. Nerves carry signals to and from the brain, including messages that control movement, sensations and pain, and involuntary functions like breathing and heartbeat. Nerve pain involves pain sensations emanating from damaged or aggravated nerves. There are treatments that can help you live a fuller life whether your nerve pain is minor or severe.
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.
Nerve pain is caused by many different conditions. Cancer, cancer treatment, or HIV treatments can contribute to nerve damage. Autoimmune disease may cause the body to attack its own nervous system. Diabetes can cause diabetic neuropathy, a condition that affects the nervous system. Drugs and other toxic substances , nutritional deficiencies, and infectious diseases, like Lyme, can all cause nerve damage.
Nerve damage cannot always be reversed, but there are a variety of effective treatments available that reduce or alleviate symptoms. Nerve damage is often progressive, so it’s important to consult your doctor about long-term treatment plans. The first goal of treatment will be to treat any underlying conditions. Physical therapy, corrective measures, like addressing nutritional deficiencies or regulating blood sugar, and certain medications may all be effective forms of treatment.
Non-Surgical Spine Center was established with the mission of providing patients and clinicians a non-surgical alternative in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain. Utilizing the most current and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, our group offers patients a multitude of options for improving daily function and quality of life while significantly decreasing levels of pain. If you are experiencing pain, feel free to contact our office at 843-856-9669 or at our contact page.
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