The nervous system of your body is involved with everything from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles, as well as sensing heat and cold. Essentially your nervous system is involved in everything that your body does. With nerve damage, you may experience a wide range of symptoms which depend on the location and type of nerves affected. If you’re seeking help for nerve pain management, please contact our office to schedule a detailed evaluation at 929-363-0303 or book your appointment online today.
Nerve pain is difficult to live with but in most patients, it can be managed.
Peripheral neuropathy refers to conditions that result when nerves which carry messages to the brain and spinal cord from the rest of the body, are damaged or diseased resulting in pain. The peripheral nerves make up an intricate network that connects the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin, and internal organs.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that frequently affects a limb following an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS is categorized into two types (Type 1 and 2) where the symptoms for both include pain, swelling of the limb, sensitivity in the extremity, skin color changes, temperature changes, and more.
Treatments for CRPS include:
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Medication management
- Sympathetic block
Postherpetic Neuralgia is nerve pain due to damage caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Most commonly the neuralgia is confined to a dermatomic area of the skin and follows an outbreak of herpes zoster (commonly known as shingles) in the same dermatomic area.
If you are suffering from nerve pain and need help we invite you to talk with our team of talented pain management specialists at Unique Pain Medicine.
You can learn more about different types of pain and pain management as well as schedule an appointment by calling 929-363-0303. We look forward to seeing you.