Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is unaccompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves may be damaged, dysfunctional or injured. These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect signals to your body’s other pain centers.

The impact of nerve fiber injury includes a change in nerve function both at the site of injury and areas around the injury. Symptoms of neuropathic pain may include shooting and burning and/or tingling and numbness. These symptoms typically occur in the area that the injured nerves serve.

Neuropathic pain often seems to have no obvious cause. But some common causes of neuropathic pain include:

  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Inguinal neuralgia
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD, CRPS)

     

     

     

     

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    We typically use nonsurgical treatments to relieve pain caused by neuropathy. We may also use spinal cord stimulator in the most resistant cases to relieve neuropathic pain. If another condition, such as diabetes, is involved, better management of that disorder may alleviate the pain. Our physicians are board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists experienced at treating neuropathic pain.

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    The team at Crown City Rehabilitation Institute has successfully treated thousands of patients by reducing their pain and improving their function and quality of life. Our board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists are dedicated to helping you feel comfortable and cared for while they deliver today’s most effective treatments.

    To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, please call our office at 626.798.8600 or use our online Request an Appointment form. For additional information on any condition, treatment or procedure, please visit our Health Education Library.


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