Neuropathic Pain Treatment Options in Garden City, MI
Injury or disease of the nerves can lead to pain, which if not resolved by exploring professional neuropathic pain treatment options, can make the nerves even more sensitive to pain. Some of the causes of neuropathic pain include diabetes, infection, alcoholism, trauma, posture issues, and toxins.
Once nerves begin to send messages of pain to the brain, this can continue even after the nerve tissue damage has healed. Sometimes the nerves themselves become damaged and at that point pain signals misfire, creating a downward spiral where the nerves themselves are now the source of the pain.
Neuropathic pain is experienced as shooting or stabbing pains, and common problem areas are the back, spine and sciatic nerve area. Often a sufferer will also feel tingling, numbness or what is commonly described as “pins and needles.”
If you’re living with nerve pain, a professional chiropractor can discuss the neuropathic pain treatment options to get your body sending the right messages to the brain.
Manipulation of the muscles through massage is a specialized neuromuscular therapy technique to relieve the pressure on nerves. Use of trigger point therapy is also beneficial, and this applies finger pressure to specific points to ease discomfort.
Bioelectric therapy relieves pain by blocking pain messages sent by nerves. Bioelectric currents interrupt pains signals before they reach the brain and encourage the body to release its own natural pain-relieving endorphins.
Originating from China, acupuncture is a centuries-old neuropathic pain treatment which involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body. These aid in pain management and stimulate the nervous system into activating its healing systems.
A factor that can influence neuropathic pain is diet and lifestyle. Patients are advised to stop smoking, cut back on alcohol intake, maintain healthy body fat levels and exercise regularly. Any vitamin B deficiency, which also influences neuropathic pain, can be treated with B12 injections or tablets.
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