While Nerve Pain Treatment may include medications and over-the-counter drugs, it is essential to seek Chiropractic care. Nerves are tricky because they can't be diagnosed with imaging, so getting a thorough check-up from your primary care provider or neurologist will help determine what is causing this chronic pain condition before deciding on treatment options. Nerves are often susceptible, so it may be beneficial for your primary care provider or neurologist to work with a Chiropractor for a more comprehensive treatment.
At Healthsprout Chiropractic & Wellness, our chiropractors can provide relief through chiropractic adjustments that help calm and relax this system in the body, reducing nerve irritation/inflammation, which is critical when treating neuropathic pain conditions.
What is neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain is a common type of chronic pain. Nerve damage due to injury or illness could be what causes this issue. Nerves are responsible for transmitting signals throughout the body to tell it how to function and when there's something wrong with these nerves, it can cause problems. Nerves are sending messages through electrical currents that flow throughout the body. The damage can cause these electrical currents to stop transmitting correctly or not share when pain occurs in the area surrounding damaged nerve cells.
Nerves are also separated into two different categories: sensory and motor nerves. Sensory nerves send signals to your brain about touch, temperature, pressure, and so on, while motor nerves send signals to the muscles in your body. This generally occurs when sensory or motor nerves transmit incorrect messages related to many different conditions and diseases.
shoulder & neck pain;
numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, legs, or feet;
Nerves that get easily stressed out and hurt more often.
What Causes Nerve pain?
Nerves may be damaged during an injury, surgery, infection, lack of oxygen, stroke/brain injury, or due to many other causes. The Nerve cells grow at a very slow pace and even if they do heal, their usual conductive speed is reduced by as much as 25%. Nerve cells and nerve fibers cannot repair themselves at the same rate as other types of cells in your body, so they are always more vulnerable to damage.
Nerves can also be damaged by increased pressure over time, called neuropathy. This is often associated with this condition if it progresses due to the continued pressure on the nerves. This condition is also common in diabetes, due to increased blood sugar levels; this can damage the smallest nerve fibers (nociceptors) and cause them to malfunction. Another possible cause of neuropathic pain is shingles (herpes zoster), which is caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox latent virus. Nerves become infected, causing changes to the way they function which leads to pain; this occurs most often in adults over 60.
As nerve cells die or lose their ability to transmit messages, your nervous system becomes damaged and you begin experiencing pain because of it. Nerves that are sensitive can be destroyed by other diseases such as diabetes, lupus, and MS; Nerves that are diseased may not be able to produce impulses as easily as they should. Nerves can also be damaged by pressure from other tissues, such as a herniated disc. Nerve damage can be an ongoing process over time or it may occur all at once after an accident or injury.
Nervous system disease is another common one because of how sensitive nerves are; if they are damaged, the entire body can feel the effects. Nervous system diseases include multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease). Nerves that have been damaged or diseased may not be able to send messages correctly, which means you start experiencing pain in areas of your body where it shouldn't be. Nervous system disease can also affect your brain and nervous system, which may cause problems like depression, memory loss, seizures, and much more, depending on what part of the body is affected.
What are the risk factors for neuropathic pain?
Nerve damage is sometimes caused by an injury or disease/disease that affects the nervous system, Nerves that get easily stressed out are more likely to be affected if they have previously been damaged. Neuropathic pain can result from nerve damage in two ways—either as a direct consequence (such as when you cut your finger on glass) and also through gradual accumulative wear-and-tear due for example overtime which leads to some small axons within larger nerves not being able to withstand pressure more efficiently than others; this ultimately makes these particular parts crumble under their own weight - finally resulting in the pain neuropathic patients are so desperately trying to find treatment for.
How is it Diagnosed?
Diagnosis is not an easy task to do. It can result from an injury, disease, or illness, and it may take time to diagnose which one is the culprit behind your chronic pain condition. Nerves are challenging to diagnose since they don't show up on regular imaging, which means if you have this chronic pain condition, your primary care provider or neurologist needs to investigate each of these symptoms thoroughly before concluding what is causing it.
Nerves are essential for transmitting signals throughout the body, so when they get damaged, these cause problems in the form of nerve damage, often resulting in neuropathy symptoms such as numbness & tingling, shooting/stabbing pain, and more. Nerve damage can be caused by injury or illness, which may take time to diagnose what exactly is causing your chronic condition.
5 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help You with Nerve Pain
If you are experiencing pain, you must find relief. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for the symptoms of nerve pain. It can help with everything from tingling sensations to headaches and more. Here are five ways chiropractic care can help!
Adjustments: By reducing pressure on nerves in your spine, chiropractic adjustments can alleviate some types of pain caused by pinched or irritated nerves.
Spinal Mobilization: This type of chiropractic adjustment helps free up space within the joints of your spine, so they move more freely and reduce irritation on nearby nerves.
Joint Lubrication: The joint spaces in our spine are packed with fluid, which provides cushioning for our bones. If the joints become dry or arthritic, it can pressure nearby nerves and cause pain. Chiropractic care includes techniques that help nourish lubrication back into those joints so they move freely again!
Proper posture: By helping your muscles and joints move more freely, chiropractic care can help you develop better posture. This can also be helpful for nerves by reducing pressure on your spine which will lead to minor irritation of nerves running through the area!
Chiropractic care: Chiropractors are highly trained professionals who have extensive knowledge in spinal health and function. When you choose chiropractic care, you choose the best treatment for your pain because it is so targeted.
Relief: Chiropractors only focus on one thing - helping to relieve pain! This specialization means that they know how to get results when other treatments haven't worked and help you find relief.
Various factors may cause nerve pain, and the treatment plan will vary depending on what is causing it. Medications can help numb some types of pain, but they don't address the root cause – your nervous system – which is why you should also consider Chiropractic care by Healthsprout Chiropractic & Wellness.
If you have been suffering from unexplained or chronic pain and found out that you have the symptoms, get in touch with our team to schedule an appointment today. Call our hotline at 770-517-2240, we are happy to answer any questions about how we work and discuss whether this approach would suit your needs.