What is Neuropathic Pain?

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By Dr. Peter Klapper Ph.D.

Nerve pain is a common affliction that can affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds. For those that suffer from it, managing the frequent pain can be a difficult task. Nerve pain is frequently sharp and stinging pain, and can have a significant impact on the quality of life of those it impacts. While nerve pain can often improve or subside on its own, there are ways to successfully manage it with self-care. Following are some of the root nerve pain causes and ways you can treat it at home.

What Is Nerve Pain?
Neuropathic (nerve) pain is a result of nerves misfiring and sending pain signals, when there is no outward cause for pain. Pain normally occurs when there is some sort of stimulus acting on your body, such as the pain you feel when you stub your toe. Nerve pain on the other hand, is a chronic condition caused by inflamed or irritated nerves. These damaged nerves can send pain signals through your nervous system directly to your brain, when no direct stimulus has occurred. This often manifests in symptoms ranging from burning sensations, to sharp, stinging pain. Numbness and an increased sensitivity to pressure are other common symptoms. In many ways, neuropathic pain can feel like a phantom pain for people suffering its effects, as it’s not always clear what is causing the discomfort. It can seemingly occur randomly or it can be a recurring pain. Neuropathic pain may eventually subside on its own, but more often some form of nerve pain management is recommended.

What Are the Causes of Nerve Pain?
Many who suffer from nerve pain show symptoms caused by an injury. Injury to muscle tissue, dislocated joints or spinal injuries can all cause significant nerve damage. Such injuries may result in chronic nerve pain for many years after the initial injury occurs. Infections such as HIV, AIDS, syphilis and other STDs have also been linked to neuropathic pain. Diseases such as diabetes can also be a root cause of nerve pain. Cancer, multiple sclerosis, even chronic alcoholism has also been known to cause nerve pain. Nerve pain can even result from complications due to surgery and other medical procedures, such as amputation of limbs. This may result in a phantom pain, resulting from misfiring of faulty nerves damaged from the procedure.

Prescription Treatments for Nerve Pain
A wide-ranging variety of nerve pain medications are available, from over the counter and prescription drugs, to homeopathic alternatives. Narcotic drugs have not been proven to be very effective for treating nerve pain. Many sufferers of nerve pain may also suffer from depression, due to the chronic pain. Thus, antidepressants often have a synergistic effect, treating two issues at once. With all prescription drugs, there is a risk for side effects. Some side effects associated with these antidepressants include dry mouth, blurred vision, upset stomach and dizziness.

In addition, drugs used to control epileptic seizures may also be prescribed by a physician for nerve pain management. Known as anticonvulsants, some of the most popular are Carbamazepine, Gabapentin and Oxcarbazepine. Side effects associated with these drugs include heart problems and chest pain, confusion and even allergic reactions. The use of any antidepressant or anticonvulsant requires a doctor’s approval.

Over the Counter Nerve Pain Treatments
For those who prefer to manage nerve pain without prescription drugs, there are some over the counter solutions available. Topical creams are another form of nerve pain management. These allow you to numb the area directly affected by the nerve pain, and offer quick results and are generally not long lasting. Traditional pain relievers like aspirin or ibuprofen may also be used in mitigating nerve pain. However, in severe cases, the effects may not be strong enough to adequately treat the pain. Over reliance on painkillers can also lead to other health problems if used long term.

Homeopathic Treatment Options
More and more Americans are turning to natural solutions for illness. Nerve pain management is one of them. With the number of side effects and cost of pharmaceutical drugs, it’s no wonder patients are seeking a natural alternative. Acupuncture and massage therapy have proven to be successful ways to manage nerve pain. Stress management, including yoga and meditation may also be effective treatments for some patients.

If diabetes is causing nerve pain, keeping your blood sugar levels in check may be one way to mitigate discomfort. A healthy amount of exercise can also help increase blood flow to the nerves, reducing inflammation that leads to nerve pain. Simply enjoying a short walk each day, gradually increasing the time and distance, can have a positive impact on your symptoms. When nerve pain flares up, another easy solution to soothe the pain is to soak in a warm bath. Warm water increases blood flow, so try to soak in the hottest temperature you can stand, but be careful not to burn yourself.

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