Nerve pain can be caused by a number of medical conditions. Unfortunately, nerve pain can also be difficult to treat and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Unresolved nerve pain can result in emotional issues as sufferers struggle to complete everyday tasks. Therefore, it is important to work with pain management experts that have the tools to address and manage your pain.
Causes of Nerve Pain
A number of medical conditions, medications, and injuries can result in nerve pain:
- Celiac disease
- Alcohol and drug use
- Lyme disease
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Medications and chemotherapy
- Injury or trauma
- High blood pressure
Damaged nerves are unable to communicate correctly. The nerve may not be able to communicate at all which results in a feeling of being numb. At other times, nerves may send incorrect pain messages resulting in feeling pain.
Treating Nerve Pain
Nerve pain is one of the most difficult pain issues to treat. When doctors are unable to find a specific reason for nerve pain, it is called idiopathic neuropathy. Pain management of nerve pain has the goal of reducing pain, addressing the impact on your life, and resolving any lingering issues. Thankfully, the experts at NY Neurology Associates have a number of tools and treatment options available to address nerve pain.
The first step in treating nerve pain is to try and identify the root cause. When a root cause is identified, that issue can be treated, allowing patients to feel relief. Unidentifiable nerve pain can also be treated through pain management techniques and treatments.
Pain management for nerve pain can include:
- Medications to manage symptoms
- Therapeutic nerve blocks to directly address affected nerves
- Injections in trigger points, dorsal roots, or peripheral nerves to provide pain relief
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Spinal pumps to deliver pain medication
- Physical therapy
Treatment for each individual is based on their specific needs and their reaction to treatment. The team at NY Neurology Associates is dedicated to helping each patient manage their pain through personalized treatment that addresses their unique needs.