You cannot copy content of this website, your IP is being recorded
Understanding and Managing Neuropathic Pain

Understanding and Managing Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain, a result of nerve damage or dysfunction, manifests as chronic pain that is often described as burning, shooting, or tingling. Effective management typically involves a combination of medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes tailored to the individual’s specific condition. Visit Dr. Michael S. Slobasky, DO, DABPMR, and his compassionate team, they can help you manage your neuropathic pain at Global Neuro & Spine Institute. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Orlando FL, Jensen Beach FL, Malabar Palm Bay FL, Atlantis FL, Fort Pierce FL, Winter Park FL and Plantation, FL.

Understanding and Managing Neuropathic Pain Near Me in Orlando FL, Jensen Beach FL, Malabar Palm Bay FL, Atlantis FL, Fort Pierce FL, Winter Park FL and Plantation, FL.
Understanding and Managing Neuropathic Pain Near Me in Orlando FL, Jensen Beach FL, Malabar Palm Bay FL, Atlantis FL, Fort Pierce FL, Winter Park FL and Plantation, FL.

Table of Contents:

What is involved in neuropathic pain, and in what ways is it distinguished from other types of pain?
What are the common causes of neuropathic pain?
How do you calm severe nerve pain?
How to manage neuropathic pain?

What is involved in neuropathic pain, and in what ways is it distinguished from other types of pain?


Neuropathic pain is pain that arises when the nervous system is damaged or malfunctions, causing pain that can originate from peripheral nerves, the spinal cord, or the brain.

Neuropathic pain can present in a variety of different fashions but is typically experienced as a burning, shooting, or stabbing sensation and can be accompanied by abnormal sensations like tingling or numbness.

The pain is typically chronic and can persist even after the initial injury or condition that caused the nerve damage has healed. Neuropathic pain is distinct in both its origin and nature.

Neuropathic pain stems from a malfunction in the nervous system, whereas other forms of pain are a direct response to the occurrence of tissue damage or inflammation.

Neuropathic pain can occur without any visible injury and often involves heightened sensitivity to touch or temperature. Additionally, neuropathic pain requires different treatment interventions compared to other pain types.

What are the common causes of neuropathic pain?


Neuropathic pain can be triggered by a variety of factors, including diseases, injuries, and medical conditions that affect the nervous system.

Diabetes is one of the most common causes, leading to diabetic neuropathy, which affects the peripheral nerves, particularly in the feet and hands. Other medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, shingles, and certain types of cancer, can also cause neuropathic pain.

These diseases can damage the nerves directly or through associated complications and treatments, such as chemotherapy. In addition to diseases, physical injuries and trauma can lead to neuropathic pain. This includes nerve damage resulting from accidents, surgeries, or infections that affect the nerves.

Some individuals may also experience neuropathic pain following limb amputation, where the brain continues to receive pain signals from the nerves that once served the amputated limb.

How do you calm severe nerve pain?


Calming severe nerve pain is influenced by the type and severity of its presentation and often requires a multifaceted approach that includes both medical treatments and lifestyle adjustments.

Providers at Global Neuro & Spine Institute employ various techniques tailored to the individual’s needs. This can involve a combination of frontline treatment options and interventional pain management techniques.

These may include lumbar sympathetic nerve blocks, which involve injecting a local anesthetic near the spine to block pain signals. Stellate ganglion nerve blocks may be incorporated as a treatment option to provide relief from pain and associated swelling, all while increasing function and mobility in the affected areas.

Advanced treatments like spinal cord stimulators use electrical impulses to interfere with pain signals, providing significant relief for many patients. Medications may be prescribed to manage neuropathic pain, as they can help manage the nerve signals that contribute to the pain.

Beyond medication, incorporating physical therapy and exercise into the treatment plan can be highly beneficial. Physical therapy can improve mobility and strengthen the muscles surrounding the affected nerves, reducing pressure and pain.

Interventional pain techniques and medications can also help facilitate a patient’s ability to participate in physical therapy and rehabilitation programs more quickly and completely to positively influence treatment outcomes.

How to manage neuropathic pain?


Managing neuropathic pain effectively requires a personalized treatment plan that targets both the symptoms and the underlying cause. At Global Neuro & Spine Institute, a multidisciplinary approach is often employed. A combination of medications is often used to help reduce the pain signals sent by damaged nerves and provide symptomatic relief.

In some cases, interventional procedures such as nerve blocks or spinal cord stimulation may be necessary to achieve significant pain relief. In addition to medical treatments, health and lifestyle modifications, play can help in managing neuropathic pain.

Regular physical activity and dietary management can improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and strengthen muscles, which helps alleviate pain.

Treatment for neuropathic pain is available at Global Neuro & Spine Institute. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Orlando FL, Conway FL, Edgewood FL, Jensen Beach FL, Ocean Breeze FL, Rio FL, Malabar Palm Bay FL, Melbourne FL, Atlantis FL, Palm Springs FL, Boynton Beach FL, Fort Pierce FL, White City FL, St Lucie FL, Plantation FL, Pine Island Ridge FL, Lauderhill FL, Winter Park FL, Bertha FL, Alafaya FL and surrounding areas.

get-directions

Orlando, FL

Winter Park, FL

  • 3727 N. Goldenrod Rd #103, Winter Park, FL 32792
  • View Details

Fort Pierce, FL

Jensen Beach FL

  • 4243 NW Federal Highway Jensen Beach, FL 34957
  • View Details

Malabar Palm Bay, FL

Atlantis, FL

  • 130 John F Kennedy Dr Ste# 138, Atlantis, FL 33462
  • View Details

Plantation, FL

 

Directions to Nearest Location