It is generally thought that neuropathic pain is usually constant and due to damage or dysfunction of the nervous system. DrB looks at this with a different lens. Most of this neuropathic pain is generated by free nerve endings telling you about injury to and inflammation in your fascia. Because the root cause involves injury to fascia, it can be complex to diagnosis and treat. The random bouts of pain coupled with the lack of understanding from medical doctors can be a frustrating experience. Fortunately, Dr. Blatman and his team offer a different philosophy of healing that has been successful for many patients with neuropathic pain and even trigeminal neuralgia. Desperate sufferers often ask what can I do for neuropathic pain. Unfortunately, standard neuropathic pain treatment usually only involves painkillers and antidepressants that do little to address the root cause. Upon stepping outside of this standard treatment there is much that can be done to help reduce suffering and get back to life without drugs.
Natural Treatment for Nerve Pain Can Help
Natural ways to heal neuropathy usually require a multi-pronged approach that combines the best in integrative medicine. Patients will need to undergo a much different kind of history and physical examination in order to help determine the cause of pain. Therapeutic methods that can offer relief include lifestyle and dietary changes, myofascial release, massage therapy, exercise, trigger point injections, regenerative medicine, and stress-reduction techniques. Another method known as photonic stimulation may be able to restore damaged nerves. Nutritional supplements may also be important. If you’ve been relying on painkillers to make it through the day, contact our office to setup an appointment so we can help you.
The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Neuropathic Pain
Many patients are discovering the benefits of massage therapy for neuropathic pain. As a highly effective natural treatment, it’s become quite popular. Massage therapy can help alleviate lower back pain and increase joint flexibility. It effectively pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation. It releases natural endorphins and amino acids that work as a natural pain killer in the body.
Massage can also help restore mobility in addition to increasing circulation.
Deeper pressure trigger point therapy and kneading of specified areas tends to be most effective. Let your massage therapist know if a massage is too intense.
Keep in mind that neuropathic myofascial pain may respond by being difficult to touch at first, so massage can prove challenging in the beginning. Start with a little at a time — easy does it! It’s best to work with a massage therapist who has experience treating neuropathic and myofascial pain patients. It’s ideal to start easy and change technique over the course of several sessions.
We generally recommend 60-minute sessions once a week until the pain feels better. It’s ideal to spread the treatment over several sessions for best results.
Massage should be done in addition to — not instead of — your current treatments.
What’s Causing My Neuropathic Pain?
We know that neuropathic pain is better seen through the lens of injury to fascia and myofascial pain. There are many possible causes of this. One such cause would be a traumatic injury, like that of a car accident. Autoimmune disorders, cancer, kidney problems, diabetes, and more. If you haven’t experienced a traumatic injury in your lifetime, then there is most likely an underlying cause of your issue that needs to be discovered. Can neuropathy and myofascial pain be cured? That would depend on the exact cause of your pain and what are called perpetuating factors. If the underlying issue is resolved, it could go away entirely. At the very least, a fascia pain specialist can help you find ways to reduce your pain naturally.