Neuropathic pain usually involves constant pain due to damage or dysfunction of the nervous system. The damaged nerve fibers will signal pain receptors which will lead to a “phantom pain”. Because the root cause involves nerves, 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. 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.
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 thorough evaluation and review of case history in order to help determine the cause of pain. Therapeutic methods that can offer relief include acupuncture, massage therapy, exercise, and stress-reduction techniques. Another method known as photonic stimulation may be able to restore damaged nerves. Patients are also encouraged to undergo nutritional counseling which usually also involves supplementation. 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.
What’s Causing My Neuropathic Pain?
We know that neuropathic pain is caused by damaged or dysfunctional nervous system. 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 neuropathy that needs to be resolved. Can neuropathy be cured? That would depend on the exact cause of your pain. If the underlying issue is resolved, it could go away entirely. At the very least, a pain specialist can help you find ways to reduce your pain naturally.