What is Nerve Pain and What Are the Different Types of Neuropathies
Nerve pain and neuropathy is extremely common, in fact according to the National Library of Medicine over 16 million Americans suffer from chronic neuropathic pain (Yawn, 2009). If you’re one of the unfortunate individuals to have experienced nerve pain before you know just how debilitating and frustrating the condition can be. For those that are not familiar with the pain symptoms and warning signs of nerve pain it can be a confusing and painful process trying to find relief from daily or chronic pain.
Nerve pain or neuropathy comes in many different forms and the pain symptoms and warning signs will vary depending on the type of neuropathy, as well as the location of an injury, or an illness or condition the nerve pain is associated with.
Nerve Pain is Caused by Abnormalities in the Nervous System Itself.
Nerve pain isn’t your typical form of pain, it’s not like pulling a muscle or cutting or scraping yourself, nerve pain is the damage or dysfunction of the nervous system, specifically the nerves themselves
Understanding The Different Types of Nerve Pain or Neuropathies
The pain caused by nerve pain can vary widely in terms of its causes and characteristics. Here are some different types of nerve pain:
Peripheral Neuropathy: By far the most common form of nerve pain we treat at Wilbeck Chiropractic. It involves damage to the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Peripheral neuropathy can result from various causes such as spinal subluxations, diabetes, infections, certain medications, toxins, and even hereditary factors.
Peripheral Neuropathy symptoms include
- Numbness and weakness
- Shooting Pain
- Dull Pain
Peripheral Neuropathy pain is easily treated, maintained, and prevented with chiropractic care and physiotherapy.
Sciatica: Another extremely common form of nerve pain that we treat at Wilbeck Chiropractic. Sciatic nerve pain originates in the lower back and travels moves through the buttocks sending shooting pain down one or both legs.
The most common cause of sciatic nerve pain is due to the following spinal misalignments:
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Other Spinal Conditions
Sciatic Nerve Pain can range from a dull ache to sharp and shooting sensations. Sciatic nerve pain makes physical activity debilitating, and it can even make sitting or sleeping a painful experience.
Sciatic Nerve Pain is easily corrected with the natural healing power of chiropractic care and physiotherapies.
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Diabetic Neuropathy: If you have been diagnosed with diabetes you may be at a higher risk of developing nerve damage, particularly in the legs and feet.
Diabetic neuropathy can lead to the following pain symptoms:
- Loss of Sensation
It’s important for patients that are seeking treatment for neuropathy pain related to diabetes to not wait until it creates additional issues.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: The Trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for transmitting signals from the face to the brain. Trigeminal neuralgia causes sudden and severe facial pain. This type of nerve pain can be triggered by harmless activities like touching the face, chewing, or even a gust of wind.
At Wilbeck Chiropractic we offer safe natural pain relief for Trigeminal Neuralgia with gentle chiropractic techniques.
Postherpetic Neuralgia: This type of nerve pain usually occurs after an episode of shingles or other a viral infection. Even after the shingles rash has cleared, postherpetic neuralgia can cause persistent pain and sensitivity in the affected area.
Our gentle adjustments will loosen up stiff joints and muscles and enable patients suffering from post shingles nerve pain return to their lives without pain and better mobility.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This nerve pain occurs when the median nerve, a nerve that runs from the forearm to the hand, becomes compressed within the carpal tunnel within in the wrist.
Carpal Tunnel pain symptoms include the following:
- Dull Aches
- Sharp Acute Pain
- Numbness in the Hands and Fingers
- Tingling in the Hands and Fingers
You don’t have to live with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
At Wilbeck Chiropractic we offer top rated Carpal Tunnel treatments that offer relief from CTS pain without addictive pain medication or invasive surgery.
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We are not limited to the treating nerve pain conditions stated above, we also specialize in treating the following contributors to nerve pain:
- Sports Related Injuries
- Workplace Related Injuries
- Car Accident Related Injuries
- Pregnancy Related Pain
At Wilbeck Chiropractic we treat all types of spinal misalignments and musculoskeletal issues.
Treat Your Nerve Pain and Neuropathy Naturally with Chiropractic Care and Physiotherapy
It’s important that you diagnose and treat nerve pain quickly and correctly so that it does not become a much larger medical problem, creating longer recovery times and in some cases lifelong nerve pain issues.
We diagnose and treat every patient with nerve pain on an individual basis. Our top-rated nerve pain treatments utilize the latest technology, tools, and techniques to treat, maintain, and prevent your nerve pain.
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