Can Neuropathic Pain Be Cured?

Apr 01, 2023
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A damaged or dysfunctional nervous system can lead to neuropathic pain, a specific type of nerve pain that can be widespread and complicated to treat. Review your treatment options in this guide.

Many people associate neuropathy with diabetes because it’s the leading cause of neuropathic pain. Over time, your elevated blood sugar causes damage to your nerves, which leads to widespread pain, tingling, and numbness. You might also experience weak muscles when neuropathy affects your motor nerves. 

Of course, diabetes isn’t the only reason why you might experience neuropathic pain. Rather, any type of nerve damage or dysfunction can lead to neuropathic pain. During an initial evaluation of your symptoms at Pain Management Associates LLC in Greenbelt, Maryland, Haddis T. Hagos, MD, and Brent Earls, MD, explore multiple possible underlying causes including:

  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Alcoholism
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Infections
  • Radiation therapy
  • Spinal nerve compression

No matter why you have neuropathic pain, you’re left wondering whether that pain will ever disappear or if you can at least control it with individualized care. While the latter is certainly true, neuropathic pain has no singular cure. 

When to seek treatment for neuropathic pain

If you’re among the roughly 20 million people in the United States experiencing some form of peripheral neuropathy, treatment is available and can help you deal with symptoms immensely. Whether you experience the pain spontaneously or in response to stimuli that shouldn’t be painful, here at Pain Management Associates LLC, we can work with you to build an effective treatment plan. 

You should consider scheduling an appointment at our office when neuropathic pain impacts your day-to-day well-being and function. Even if the pain seems mild, your neuropathy can worsen over time. By seeking treatment early, you can reduce some of the many problems that come with neuropathic pain, including insomnia and depression. 

Evaluating your neuropathic pain to pinpoint a cause

Many people find relief for neuropathic pain by targeting the underlying cause with tailored treatment. Our experts conduct a thorough examination when you visit with neuropathy, exploring all possible avenues and assessing the pain’s impact on your quality of life. They consider your medical history, habits, and specific symptoms before using nerve conduction studies for further investigation. 

Treatment results vary, but individualized care optimizes your outcome

Pain Management Associates LLC specializes in neuropathic pain relief using an individualized approach. Based on your medical history, the results of your nerve conduction studies, and other details surrounding your neuropathic pain, you receive expert guidance for lifestyle changes and clinical care to bring your neuropathy symptoms down to a minimum. 

The best possible treatment outcome for neuropathic pain is a functional recovery that happens over time, which you can achieve as long as the nerve fibers have not died. Lifestyle habits often drive results with as-needed clinical care supplementing your neuropathy management. Our team might suggest:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight management
  • Balanced diet 
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Physical therapy
  • Medication management
  • Nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

Following your treatment plan closely gives you the best possible outcome so you can live life with less neuropathic pain while maintaining your neuromuscular function. 

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You can schedule a consultation for individualized neuropathic pain care by calling us at Pain Management Associates LLC directly, or by using the convenient online scheduling tool for quick and easy booking any time.