Nerve pain, like many other conditions, can make a person feel like they have lost control of their own life. It can be debilitating or turn into a very serious condition if not treated properly. However, with the right help, there are several reliable measures you can take to keep nerve pain from running your life. Read on to learn more about nerve pain and the best comprehensive pain management strategies.
What is Nerve Pain?
When our body feels pain, it’s typically a warning sign. For example, if you stub your toe, the nerves send a pain signal to the brain and the brain responds by sending a stinging feeling to your toe. When you have nerve damage, that system is not working properly! Damaged nerves can send false signals—often this means that you will feel pain more often without cause or you won’t feel pain at all even if you sustain an injury.
The first steps to taking control of your pain, stopping the damage and even reversing it, is to make an appointment with a Pain Management Physician at ISPM. An assessment will allow your doctor to understand what’s causing your nerve pain and put together a comprehensive pain management strategy for treatment. Here are just a few questions you should be ready to answer during your assessment:
Where is your pain located?
Does your pain stay in one place or does it radiate?
What triggers your pain?
How long have you been dealing with consistent pain?
How does your pain affect your quality of life?
What is the Best Medication for Nerve Pain?
Over the counter painkillers are sometimes the first treatment choice by pain doctors for mild nerve pain. It may include ibuprofen or other such painkilling drugs. Medical creams, gels or sprays that are used topically may also be beneficial. Prescription drugs may also be prescribed for more intense nerve pain. Deficiencies of vitamin B12 has been known to worsen nerve pain, so it’s common for supplements and vitamins to be recommended.
Nonprescription Pain Management Strategies
If you’re in constant pain, get help from a doctor—preferably an expert in treating chronic pain. The specialists at Interventional Spine often combine prescription treatments with other recommended lifestyle changes such as:
Physical assistant equipment such as canes or splints
Eating a healthy & balanced diet
Refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol
Comprehensive Pain Management at ISPM
Pain management is a multidisciplinary science that involves both physical and mental treatment methods.
Our Pain Management physicians at ISPM work together to coordinate the right care for each individual patient. Give us a call today and get your nerve pain under control once and for all.
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