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How Can You Help Your Neuropathic Pain?
How Can You Help Your Neuropathic Pain?

You can describe neuropathic pain as shooting or burning pain. It sometimes goes away on its way, but this is chronic pain. This pain may persist for a longer time and turn severe. The prominent causes are damaged nerve or malfunctioning nervous system.

Causes of Neuropathic Pain

Autoimmune Disease - It includes rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome and vasculitis.

Diabetes - 50% of diabetic people develop neuropathic pain.

Infection - Bacterial or viral infections such as Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C, Lyme disease, diphtheria, HIV or even leprosy can cause this pain.

Inherited Disorders - Hereditary disorders like Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease can cause this pain.

Tumors - Malignant or benign tumors can occur on the nerves and pressure them. Polyneuropathy can occur from the immune response of the body related to cancers. This is a degenerative disorder known as a paraneoplastic syndrome.

Bone Marrow Disorders - Neuropathic pain can come from monoclonal gammopathies that are the abnormal protein content in blood, bone cancer or myeloma, lymphoma and amyloidosis.

Lifestyle Habits

Injury Treatment

You should treat a minor injury in the first place before it turns to a major one. A minor injury can also cause permanent damage and pain.

Mental Health

Chronic pain and immobility can make you socially isolated. It may lead to depression and disturbed mental health. When your moves are restricted you are bound to get depression. Ask your doctor for help.

Neuropathic Conditions

Neuropathic pain could be disturbing you a lot. Urinary problems and sleeping issues are common with neuropathic pain. Your pain management doctors may apply medication or non-medication techniques to help you.

Support Group

You can join a support group or communicate with people who are undergoing the same problem as you. If your pain restricts you to meet people physically, you can join online forums.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help you to reduce the pain. Your neuroscience specialist will give you therapies tailored to your needs and strengths. If you have diabetes along with this pain, this therapy will also help to control blood sugar.

Quit Smoking

The more you smoke; the more blood vessels are constricted. It stops the nutrient supply to the peripheral nerves. Nicotine in tobacco products makes the pain severe. You can follow a smoking cessation plan that suits you.


Alcohol can also damage nerves, and this is permanent. If you are suffering from alcoholic neuropathic pain staying away from alcohol can help you get relief from pain and damage. Even if you do not have alcoholic neuropathic pain, alcohol consumption will increase your pain.

Visit us at Neuroscience Specialist to control your pain. Our pain management doctors would help you out to have control over the pain.

**Information presented here is not intended to be qualified medical advice. Nothing expressed herein creates a doctor-patient relationship.