11 Jul The Nerve! (Pain)
Nerve pain can be brutally debilitating, but Dr. Nikesh Seth has a variety of treatment options available. Integrated Pain Consultants regularly sees this common condition, and the tricky part about nerve pain is that it can present in a completely different location than the source of the pain. It’s imperative to find the source in order to treat the root cause (if possible), but in the meantime, it’s equally important to treat the pain symptoms safely.
Nerve pain can be a symptom of a number of conditions such as diabetes and shingles. However, sometimes there is no underlying condition. It can feel like a burn, shocks, and/or pinpricks. In severe cases, nerve pain can cause immobility. Research has shown that those with nerve pain are also more prone to anxiety, depression, and insomnia, but it can happen to anyone.
The body is full of nerves, and they all send messages to the brain, including when they are in pain. This is important to prevent injuries, but when the signals aren’t working right, it can be painful and frustrating.
In addition to other underlying causes, when nerves get severed, compressed, or crushed, this can also lead to chronic nerve damage. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that happens when the nerves that send messages between the spinal cord and brain are damaged. It’s a relatively common condition, and fortunately, there are many treatment options including RFA, spinal cord stimulation, and joint injections.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic condition that is common after an injury. It affects the limbs and is thought to be caused by damage to both the peripheral and central nervous system. It may be treatable with spinal cord stimulation, ketamine infusions, and more.
Get in Contact with Integrated Pain Consultants Today!
There are options for nerve pain beyond medication management or surgery. Connect with Integrated Pain Consultants today by calling 480-626-2552 and get on the fast track to understanding your options and achieving a pain-free life.