Treatment of Neurogenic Pain
Neurogenic pain treatment refers to treating the pain due to the dysfunction of the nervous system.
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What is Neurogenic Pain?
Chronic pain has remained a widespread health challenge for many individuals and physicians. The World Health Organization (WHO) report indicated that 22% of the world’s primary care patients suffer from consistent chronic pain, making it a serious health problem that health care professionals must address.1
Impact of Neurogenic Pain
Neurogenic pain is a soothing or burning pain resulting from damage to the nervous system. The pain may arise from the various nervous system levels, including the peripheral nerves, the spinal cord, and the brain. Aside from a soothing and burning pain, individuals who suffer neurogenic pain may also experience a feeling of numbness or a loss of sensation.
Spinal Shock vs. Neurogenic Shock
Symptoms and Signs of Neurogenic Pain
- Having blank stares
- Increased sweating
- Weakness from irregular blood circulation
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
Causes of Neurogenic Pain
- Facial nerve problem
- HIV infection or AIDS
- Multiple Myeloma
- Multiple sclerosis
Neurogenic and Neuropathic Pain Treatment
The unique nature of neurogenic pain is reflected in the type of medication used to treat it. Finding the proper medicines for neurogenic pain may take a trial-and-error procedure. It is best to start with a low dose of drugs because side effects are more familiar with higher doses.
Commonly Administered Medications
Physical therapy for neuropathic pain is vital for helping patients to manage the pain and function in their daily routine. A regular physical therapy program is designed to help you cope and enjoy an improved quality of life. Physical therapy deals with the physical aspect of inflammation, stiffness, and soreness with exercise, manipulation, and massage.
- Strengthening exercises: You can rely on different strengthening exercises to help support affected areas.
- Soft tissue manipulation: Your therapist can use pressure and soft tissue manipulation techniques to help problem areas.
- Traction: This is a form of physical therapy that eliminates pressure from affected areas and helps enhance healing.
- Manual stretching: Your therapist may use manual stretching routines to stretch out problem areas.
- Range of motion exercises: These target a specific joint by utilizing different movements. Your range of motion measures the activity in and around a joint.
Working With a Counselor
Individuals facing neuropathic pain can express their experiences while working with a supportive counselor. The counselor’s goal is to explore your feelings and help you figure out new ways of managing and reacting to pain.
Goals of Neurogenic Pain Treatment
Neurogenic Pain Risk Factors
- Diabetes (especially poorly controlled sugar levels)
- Vitamin deficiencies, especially vitamin B
- Exposure to toxins
- Infections such as Lyme disease, shingles, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C, and HIV
- Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, in which your immune system attacks your tissues
- Kidney, liver, or thyroid disorders.
Neurogenic Pain Complications
- Lack of sensation in your feet and areas may cause injury without you knowing.
- Burns or injuries result from loss of sensation to pain and temperature changes.
- Falls due to lack of balance are associated with weakness and lack of balance.
The best way to prevent neurogenic pain is by managing underlying conditions such as diabetes and alcoholism that puts you at risk.
Get Help with Neurogenic Pain at J. Flowers Health Institute
At J. Flowers Health Institute, we understand that neurogenic pain can be distressing. As a result, we can help alleviate your neurogenic pain symptoms with our effective treatment options.