Frequently Asked Questions
What is Neuropathic Pain?
Neuropathic pain usually causes a shooting or burning sensation to the person suffering. This is an effect of the damage to the nerves. The affected area becomes sensitive to touch thus the feeling of “pins and needles” even in the slightest pressure. Nerves should be well taken care of because it transfers information from the brain to the other parts of the body.
In most cases, neuropathic pain can be chronic, meaning it will come back every so often. Damage in the nervous system is usually irreversible and can affect the exact site and its surrounding area.
When a part has been removed due to an injury or illness, the sufferer sometimes experiences that the nerves previously carrying impulse from the missing part still send pain messages to the brain.
What causes Neuropathic Pain?
Damage to the nervous system is the usual cause of neuropathic pain. In certain cases like an injury or accident, the damage can be irreversible, especially in the spine. Cancer, especially those undergoing chemotherapy, also cause neuropathic pain, as well as other neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis.
Some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like HIV and syphilis, as well as other infections like shingles, can cause neuropathic pain. If you have underlying medical conditions like diabetes and thyroid problems and taking certain medications and too much alcohol, those reasons can also be the cause of neuropathic pain.
How can I treat Neuropathic Pain?
Pain medications rarely work for neuropathic pain except for low levels of pain. That’s why it is usually recommended to take a pain medication specific to your condition. True Medical has a wide variety of medications for neuropathic pain.
The usual prescription for neuropathic pain is an antidepressant, anticonvulsant, or certain anti-inflammatory medicines. If you have other medical conditions that cause you pain, it is important to manage the pain to avoid neuropathic pain.
There are also alternative treatments that can be done on top of taking medications. Sufferers can opt to do physical therapy, acupuncture, or massage to help ease the symptoms of pain.
Anxiety is one common symptom of neuropathic pain. It can be treated by taking medications such as Propranolol. The doctor will prescribe the proper anti-anxiety medicine according to your condition.
True Medical offers all sorts of medication to help relieve your neuropathic pain and its related symptoms. You can consult our online medical experts to get the best treatment for your condition.