Causes of Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic pain can impact quality of life, but it is treatable. Learn more about neuropathy causes and treatment options.
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Understanding Neuropathic Pain
Pain, no matter the type or degree, can be very difficult to live with, and it can certainly complicate the living conditions of individuals. Of all the types of pain, one type that is misunderstood is neuropathy pain. This is mostly because this type of pain usually seems to have no physical pain evidence such as wounds or noticeable signs of trauma.
Neuropathic Pain Management
Neuropathic Pain and Nerve Damage
Types of Neuropathic Pain
Phantom Limb Syndrome
Other Types of Neuropathic Pain
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Postherpetic neuralgia
- Thoracic or lumbar radiculopathy
What Causes Neuropathic Pain?
- Limb loss
- Low Vitamin B levels in the body
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Thyroid complications
- Facial nerve problems
- Spinal arthritis
Symptoms of Neuropathic Pain
Symptoms of neuropathic pain include the following:
- Severe nerve pain all over body parts or a localized body area which may feel like shooting, throbbing, or burning
- Electrical-like sensations
- Body numbness
- Tingling sensations that may be accompanied by nerve pain all over body parts
- Mottled or red skin
- Reduced sensory functioning
- Changes in pain as a result of the weather
How is Neuropathic Pain Diagnosed?
How is Neuropathic Pain Treated?
Depending on the severity, type, and other factors, some treatments for neuropathic pain exist. Neuropathy solutions include the prescription of medicine for nerve pain. Over-the-counter pain medications like analgesics or topical creams and prescription medications like opioid analgesics are usually prescribed for neuropathic pain relief for mild to moderate neuropathic pain. Other medicine for nerve pain includes antidepressant drugs and anticonvulsants.
What is the Outlook for People with Neuropathic Pain?
Early Medical Intervention Key
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