Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is accompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain the nerve fibers themselves may be damaged, dysfunctional, or injured. These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect signals to other pain centers. The impact of a nerve fiber injury includes a change in nerve function both at the site of injury and areas around the injury.
A multidisciplinary approach, such as what is available at a Pain Stop Clinic can be a very effective way to provide relief from neuropathic pain.
Pains Stop Clinic provides an innovative treatment protocol that not only helps relieve the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy but also works to restore the function of damaged nerves. This cutting edge combination of therapies have helped many patients achieve long lasting relief of symptoms without the pills and associated side effects. Pain Stop Clinics work with the patient and our specialized pain management doctors, chiropractors, physiotherapist, and massage therapist to develop a personalized pain management program to relieve pain and provide long-lasting relief.
Some of our supporting services to treat neuropathy pain are:
- Radiofrequency Neuroablation
- Transforaminal Epidurals
- Trigger Point Injections
- Non-Steriodal Injections
- Nerve Blocks
- Interlaminar Epidurals
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Joint Injection
- Low-Dose Steroid Injections
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropractic Therapy
Management of neuropathy can vary depending on the underlying cause. Peripheral nerves do have a limited ability to regenerate as long as the nerve cells are still intact. The sooner the symptoms are addressed the better the outcome. Getting timely treatment may help relieve the symptoms and help prevent any new damage from occurring. Up until now the primary management of symptoms associated with neuropathy have been limited to oral medications such as Lyrica, Neurontin (Gabapentin) and Cymbalta.
These medications have a number of unwanted side effects and do nothing to help the nerves function properly or repair themselves. That being said the efficacy of the oral medications is short lived making it nothing more than temporary relief.
If you have neuropathy contact one of our medical professionals at one of our several Pain Stop Clinics located around the Phoenix area.
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy affects around 20 million Americans; it is a massive collection of conditions caused by damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system, which describes nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, can become damaged by a number of different types of conditions and trauma. Most commonly, neuropathy affects the hands and/or the feet causing a painful burning or tingling sensation. The most common form of neuropathy is symmetrical polyneuropathy, which mainly affects the feet and legs on both sides of the body. The symptoms can be far ranging as the sensations may come and go depending on the underlying factors that are causing the neuropathy. Some of the most common issues that are associated with neuropathy are diabetes, chemotherapy, prolonged use of medication, cholesterol drugs, chronic fatigue disorders, fibromyalgia, alcoholism and trauma but many cases are idiopathic in nature, meaning the cause is unknown.
- Tingling in the hands and feet
- Burning pain
- Sharp, electric or jabbing type pain
- Feeling of extreme sensitivity
- Lack of coordination
- Muscle weakness
- Low tolerance to heat
- Dizziness / lightheaded
- Changes in blood pressure
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please contact a Pain Stop Medical Specialist today. Find a Phoenix Clinic near you.