Neuropathic Pain

What is Neuropathic Pain?

A shooting or searing sensation is a common description of neuropathic pain. It may go away on its own, but usually it is a long-term problem.
Neuropathic pain can be relentless and terrible at times, and it can come and go of its own accord.
Nerve injury or a dysfunctional nervous system are common causes for neuropathic pain. Nerve damage causes a change in nerve function both at the lesion site and in the surrounding tissues.
Phantom limb syndrome is a type of neuropathic pain. When an arm or a leg is removed due to disease or accident, the brain still receives pain signals from the nerves that used to carry impulses from the missing limb. These nerves are now malfunctioning and cause discomfort.

Causes of Neuropathic Pain

Tissue and nerve damage can occur as a result of an injury, as well as excessive strain on the nerves. This could happen during surgery or as a result of a serious accident, such as a car accident resulting in a spinal cord injury. Certain infections, such as shingles, can damage nerves and result in neuropathic pain. Neuropathy can also be caused by excessive alcohol consumption. This could be because alcohol causes dietary deficits and toxic nerve damage.

Nerve damage can be caused by a variety of health issues, resulting in neuropathic pain. These are some of them:

  • Cancer and cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease are examples of neurological and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Shingles after a stroke
  • Hansen’s illness (Leprosy)
  • HIV
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome is a neurological condition that affects people.
  • Inflammation of the blood vessels
  • Vascular abnormalities
  • Autoimmune diseases

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    Signs and Symptoms of Neuropathic Pain

    As every nerve in your peripheral system serves a distinct purpose, symptoms may vary upon which nerves are injured. Nerves are divided into three types:

    1. Sensory Nerves: Sensory nerves receive sensations from the skin, such as temperature, discomfort, vibration, or touch.
    2. Motor Nerves: Muscle movement is controlled by motor nerves.
    3. Autonomic Nerves: Blood pressure, sweat, heart rate, digestion, and bladder function are all controlled by autonomic nerves.

    Peripheral neuropathy can cause the following signs and symptoms:

    1. Numbness, prickling, or tingling in your feet or hands that gradually spreads upward into your legs and arms.
    2. Pain that is sharp, jabbing, throbbing, or scorching.
    3. Touch sensitivity is really high.
    4. Pain in your feet when you put weight on them or while they’re under a blanket, when you shouldn’t be in pain.
    5. Falling and a lack of coordination.
    6. Muscle deterioration.
    7. When you’re not wearing gloves or socks, you get the feeling that you’re wearing them.
    8. If your motor nerves are damaged, you may experience paralysis.

    If the autonomic nerves are damaged, the following signs and symptoms may occur:

    1. Intolerance to heat.
    2. Sweating excessively or not being able to sweat.
    3. Problems with the bowels, bladder, or digestion.
    4. Blood pressure drops, resulting in dizziness or lightheadedness.

    Peripheral neuropathy can affect just one nerve (mononeuropathy), two or more nerves in separate regions (multiple mononeuropathy), or a large number of nerves (multiple polyneuropathy) (polyneuropathy). Mononeuropathy manifests itself in the form of carpal tunnel syndrome. Polyneuropathy affects the majority of patients with peripheral neuropathy.

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    Dr. JPS Bhatia is a well renowned Psychiatrist and Neurologist having more than 3 decades of experience in treating people with mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and addiction related issues.
    Taking control over neuropathic pain is one of the mental disorder. The Hermitage Rehab is the one stop station for all of your mental illnesses and a top rated neuropathic pain relief centre in Amritsar, Punjab.
    For Neurotherapy we work on:

    1. Controlling medical disorders that put you at risk, such as diabetes, alcoholism, or rheumatoid arthritis, is the greatest strategy to prevent peripheral neuropathy.
    2. Helping patients to choose a healthy lifestyle. These habits are beneficial to your nerve health. To keep your nerves healthy, eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.
    3. Encourage to Healthy Diet Plans. Consume meats, fish, eggs, low-fat dairy foods, and fortified cereals to avoid vitamin B-12 insufficiency.
    4. Exercise on a regular basis.
      With your doctor’s permission, attempt to get 30 minutes to an hour of exercise three times per week.
    5. Repetitive motions, for example, are known to induce nerve injury.

    If you are struggling with neuropathic pain based on above mentioned signs and symptoms, visit us today! Control the underlying issues.

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