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Neuropathic pain Treatment & Diagnostics in Kondapur, Hyderabad

Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain is a chronic nerve condition. Nerve pain may occur due to an injury to a nerve or infection of the nerve. Nerve pain can aggravate at any time. The pain occurs continuously or intermittently.

What Is Neuropathic Pain?

Pain in the nerve that may occur due to an injury or infection of the nerve is called neuropathic pain. People all over the world experience some kind of neuropathic pain. Finding a cause can help to treat the pain and prevent further episodes.

What Are The Causes Of Neuropathic Pain?

Important causes of nerve pain are:

  • Nerve pain may be caused due to some diseases such as multiple sclerosis and some types of cancer. Some patients with these conditions may not experience pain but it can be a symptom in others.
  • Diabetes can affect the functioning of your nerves and may cause pain in the nerves.
  • Chronic alcohol drinking is a contributing factor for causing damage to the nerves. It can produce harmful effects on the nerves and cause pain.
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can produce neuropathic pain.
  • Injuries can damage the nerves and can cause unknown pain. It may be long-lasting. Damage to the nerves does not heal quickly and produces constant pain in the nerves.
  • Diseases of the spine such as herniated disc can damage the nerve fibres and cause neuropathic pain.
  • A virus causing herpes zoster can affect nerves and causes pain along the nerve. Similarly, syphilis infection can produce stinging pain in the nerves.
  • Loss of an arm or leg can produce pain in the affected limb because a person may think that he is still receiving nerve signals.
  • Some other reasons for neuropathic also include thyroid problems, deficiency of vitamin B, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

What Are The Common Symptoms Of Neuropathic Pain?

Symptoms may differ from one person to another. Some common symptoms are:

  • Shooting and burning pain along the affected nerve
  • Numbness and tingling of the affected part
  • Sudden pain
  • Pain caused by a slight movement of the affected part such as while brushing, eating, etc.
  • Anxiety and depression due to loss of sleep

What Are The Treatment Options For Neuropathic Pain?

It is important to determine the underlying cause of the pain and choose a suitable treatment. The main aim of your doctor should be to give relief from pain and help you in performing your daily living activities without any assistance.

Your doctor at Apollo Kondapur will prescribe pain medication to reduce pain. He may also suggest using local application products for reducing pain.

Your doctor may also give antidepressants for reducing anxiety and depression. Some doctors also prescribe anticonvulsants for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

The doctor may use steroids or local anaesthetics for reducing the pain of the nerves. He may inject a steroid directly into the nerves.

Your doctor can choose the best treatment option after taking your personal history. He can help you to get relief from pain by giving you the best treatment plan.

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Neuropathic pain is a painful condition that can affect your activities of daily living. If it is not dealt with on time, it may cause other problems such as sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression. You can consult with your doctor so that he can choose the right treatment plan to give you relief from pain.

1. Can I do exercise with neuropathic pain?

Yes, you can do exercise as It also helps to give relief from nerve pain. Mild to moderate exercise such as hiking can give you relief from pain as well as keep you active.

2. What if I do not take treatment for neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain is a debilitating condition. If not treated on time it can cause other complications such as sleep problems and anxiety. Therefore, consult with your doctor for getting the right treatment on time.

3. Can I smoke if I have neuropathic pain?

Smoking is not good for health. If you have neuropathic pain and your doctor has asked you to stop smoking due to medical reasons, you should avoid it to prevent complications.

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