Neuropathic pain is a chronic pain that is usually caused by a tissue injury. It is a complex condition often suffered by people who have been victims of an accident that may have damaged the nerve fibers. The nerves can either be completely dysfunctional or slightly damaged. In the latter case, nerve fibers send inaccurate signals to the brain, and that is what causes severe pain. The nerve function at the point of injury and the surrounding area is often altered and abnormal.
Neuropathic pain has different forms and can have a multitude of reasons. It is highly common in patients whose limb is removed but they still get pain signals from the nerves once responsible for carrying signals from the now missing limb. This is often referred to as the Phantom Limb Syndrome.
While many cite it as a psychological condition, experts at MY Pain Clinic specialize in providing appropriate and effective treatment plan for Neuropathic pain relief.
The Symptoms & Causes
There are a number of reasons that can cause the nerves to transmit wrong signals. As we said, it can be a missing limb, but it can also be due to another chronic condition affecting nerve functions. In any case, My Pain Clinic holds the expertise to properly diagnose the symptoms and cause, and provide an appropriate treatment plan accordingly. Some of the common reasons behind the condition include:
- Back, hip, or leg issues
- Multiple sclerosis
- Treatment such as chemotherapy or spine surgery
Neuropathic pain can be a bit different than the usual pain. Its symptoms may include shooting, tingling, or burning sensation. The pain may accompany numbness as well.
The Treatment – Proper Diagnosis and Personalized Plan
At My Pain Clinic, we conduct a proper physical exam along with a comprehensive interview to diagnose the causes of Neuropathic pain. Not only do we find out the reasons, we also discover possible triggers in order to treat the problem properly.
While we create a customized treatment plan for each patient, these plans generally involve three things:
Pain Relief Therapy
We use nonpharmacologic and pain relieving therapies to improve the patient’s condition. Our therapy sessions include counseling that helps patients set more realistic goals.
Medicines mainly include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or painkillers to provide comfort and relief.
For patients suffering from a condition such as diabetes, we help them manage their disease and their lifestyle in a way that makes it easier for them to carry out daily activities.
In rare cases, My Pain Clinic recommends invasive or implantable device therapies for effective pain management. However, your treatment plan may vary according to your condition.
For treatment of your neuropathic pain, visit MY Pain Clinic and let us help.