What is Neuropathic Pain?
Neuropathic pain is cause by damage to nerve tissue. It is often felt as a burning or stabbing pain. One example of neuropathic pain is a pinched nerve. A common experience of those who have neuropathic pain is phantom limb pain. While there is no single cause of neuropathic pain, common causes include alcoholism, amputation, chemotherapy, diabetes, AIDS, shingles, and spine surgery.
Neuropathic pain can be treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aleve. Some patients may require stronger medicines. Unfortunately, neuropathic pain often responds poorly to standard pain treatments and occasionally may get worse over time. In the most difficult cases, an invasive or implantable device may be necessary to effectively manage the pain.
Pain Management Can Help
If you or a loved one are experiencing intense neuropathic pain, contact your personal physician and consult with one of the pain specialists here at Pain Management, Fort Wayne’s pain management facility.