Your nervous system may experience neuropathic pain if injured or not functioning correctly. The brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves are all parts of the neurological system that have the potential to generate pain. The rest of your body’s peripheral nerves travel to your organs, arms, legs, fingers, and toes.
Incorrect signals are sent to pain areas by damaged nerve fibers. At the site of the nerve damage and in certain regions of the central nervous system, the nerve function may vary (central sensitization).
A change in one or more nerves’ functions or structures is referred to as neuropathy. An estimated 30% of cases of neuropathy are caused by diabetes. It is not always simple to determine where the neuropathic pain originates. This type of discomfort is associated with hundreds of disorders.
OBSTACLES IN NERVE PAIN DIAGNOSIS
The specificity required for a thorough diagnosis has indirectly contributed to both the underdiagnosis of nerve pain and, as a result, its undertreatment. There are numerous neuropathic pain processes that are relevant to the right diagnosis of nerve pain. Additionally, there is a significant reliance on specialist electrodiagnostic testing, and it may be challenging to obtain a full medical history that can identify or rule out variables based on, for example, pain descriptors.
TREATING NEUROPATHIC PAIN
Initial therapies often involve the use of medications that stop seizures and relieve depression. Numerous neuropathic pain studies suggest that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Aleve or Motrin, may lessen discomfort. A stronger painkiller can be necessary for some people. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and drawbacks of the medications you take.
If another illness, such as diabetes, is present, better management of that illness may lessen the discomfort. With appropriate treatment for the illness, additional nerve damage can be prevented.
WHAT IS NERVE PAIN SCRAMBLER THERAPY?
Scrambler therapy is a non-invasive nerve pain treatment option for people who, despite the efforts of several pain specialists, are unable to achieve lasting pain relief. Patients with a variety of nerve pain conditions, including peripheral neuropathy brought on by chemotherapy and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, benefit from this revolutionary approach to treating nerve pain. Sacroiliac joint injections and transforaminal epidural injections are two additional secure and reliable non-surgical treatments for chronic pain, including nerve pain.
Many obstacles must be overcome in order to diagnose and treat chronic nerve pain, but there are non-invasive, drug-free options that, when combined, can give patients with little hope left a chance at successful management.
What you should do right now if you experience recurring or unexplained nerve pain. Visit Specialty Care Clinics to seek immediate medical attention. Call us at (469) 545-9983 to book your appointment today.