You’ve probably tried medication, creams and supplements, but your neuropathy pain just won’t fade. The pain, aches and odd sensations are simply becoming unbearable. We have helped many patients throughout Texas avoid medication to relieve their neuropathy pain.
The location of pain is relative to what nerve is damaged, and can occur in all parts of the body. It affects an estimated 20 million people in the US alone, demonstrating to be a common issue amongst diabetics.
WHAT IS IT?
When pressure on a major peripheral nerve blocks its signal, you can end up with a wide variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Finding the cause of these symptoms often feels like a hunt for a needle in a haystack. However, visiting with our experts can help you pinpoint the irritated or injured structure and come up with a solution.
CAUSE OF NEUROPATHY PAIN
Unfortunately, about 30% of all neuropathy is diagnosed as idiopathic. This means that the physician could find no clear cause of the pain, which complicates treatment in most cases.
Another 30% of nerve issues are caused by the damaging effects of diabetes. High blood sugar levels severely damage nerves, leading to further complications that only make it harder to stay healthy with this disease. The rest of neuropathy cases are linked to conditions like:
- Long term alcoholism
- Exposure to toxins and heavy metals
- Tumors – even benign lumps can put serious pressure on a nerve bundle
- Chronic diseases like HIV, AIDS, hypothyroidism, and Lyme disease
- Diseases and conditions that affect kidney and liver function
- Nutritional imbalances that lead to B vitamin deficiencies
- Sudden trauma or daily habits, such as poor posture and a lack of ergonomic office equipment
NEUROPATHY PAIN SYMPTOMS
Serious cases of nerve compression or damage can cause paralysis, loss of consciousness, or breathing problems. However, these severe cases are extremely rare. The most common forms of peripheral neuropathy trigger symptoms like:
- Foot and ankle pain
- Inflammation in the knees, calves, or shoulders
- Limited movement
- Numbness and tingling in the extremities and limbs
- Weakness or tremors
- Headaches and migraines
- Chronic pain and fatigue
- Stiff neck muscles
Neuropathy has been connected to a wide variety of health conditions as both a factor of cause and effect. Apart from the factors that can cause neuropathy pain, the condition itself can also be a catalyst for:
- Immune system disorders
- Repetitive stress
- Accidents (like burns, trips, falls and bruises)
- Anxiety and depression