What Is Neuropathic Pain?
Did you know that approximately one out of three Americans experience chronic pain? Out of those experiencing chronic pain, one out of five suffer from neuropathic pain. As a matter of fact, one study published on ScienceDirect.com estimated that as many as 10% of Americans suffer from some type of neuropathic pain or nerve pain.
If you suffer from neuropathic pain, you are not alone. The professionals at Hudson Valley Spine and Pain offer years of experience providing solutions to those suffering from neuropathic pain. We will work closely with you to create a plan and a medical solution that provides relief, enhances your quality of life, and improves your long-term holistic health.
What Causes Neuropathic Pain?
Neuropathic pain can be caused by an array of factors. However, the four most common factors are listed and explained below.
Disease Can Cause Neuropathic Pain
Your neuropathic pain could be a complication or symptom of a myriad of conditions and diseases. As a matter of fact, the Cleveland Clinic estimates diabetes is responsible for approximately 30% of neuropathic pain cases. Other diseases known to cause neuropathic pain include
- Carpal tunnel syndrome,
- Thyroid problems,
- Multiple myeloma, and
- Multiple sclerosis.
Accidents Can Result in Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic pain can be caused by injuries to your muscles, tissue, and joints as well as injuries that cause lasting damage. Although your injury may heal, the nervous system damage may not, which results in a chronic pain.
Surgery Is Associated with Neuropathic Pain
A less common cause of neuropathic pain is when a limb has been amputated and results in phantom limb syndrome. In this case, the brain continues to think its receiving pain signals from the amputated body part.
Infections Can Cause Neuropathic Pain
Infections are one of the most common causes of neuropathic pain. AIDS, HIV, shingles, syphilis, and other infections are all associated with unexplained neuropathic pains.
Long-Term Alcohol Intake
If you have consumed alcohol over long periods, it can result in nerve damage, which can cause chronic neuropathic pain.
Regardless of the cause of your neuropathic pain, Hudson Valley Spine and Pain offers the experience and the cutting-edge technology to provide relief.
How Does Neuropathic Pain Feel?
If you asked five different people about how neuropathic pain feels, you may get five different answers. Simply put, everyone may experience the condition differently. Yet, some of the most common symptoms include:
- Spontaneous pain;
- Stabbing, burning, or shooting pain;
- Pain caused by particular events such as brushing your hair, rubbing against an object, or colder temperatures; and
- Problems resting or sleeping.
In addition, neuropathic pain can affect your overall quality of life resulting in difficulty expressing how you feel as well as emotional problems.
Contact NAPA for Neuropathic Pain Relief
If you’re experiencing neuropathic pain, the professionals at Hudson Valley Spine and Pain understand and will work to help you find relief. Because there are hardly ever one-size-fits-all solutions, we’ll work closely with you to create the most effective holistic medical treatment — including therapy — to improve your holistic health outlook.
Contact Hudson Valley Spine and Pain today for neuropathic pain relief.