Nerve pain can cause a variety of symptoms including stabbing, prickling, burning, and tingling, but the experienced team at One Oak Medical can offer relief. Whether your symptoms are constant or come in waves, Dr. Faisal Mahmood and Dr. Debra Ibrahim provide orthopedic treatment and physical medicine and rehabilitation to relieve your symptoms and improve your overall wellness. For solutions to your nerve pain, schedule an appointment online or call One Oak Medical in Wayne, Paramus, Point Pleasant, or Middletown, New Jersey, or in Staten Island, New York.
Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain, is a condition associated directly with the nerves in your body.
Your body is made up of a complicated network of nerves comprised of your central nervous system and peripheral nerves. The central nervous system is comprised of your spine and brain. Your peripheral nerves branch out to connect the rest of your body to your central nervous system.
Damage to any of the nerves in your peripheral or central nervous system can result in nerve pain. Problems with the peripheral nerves are often referred to as peripheral neuropathy and can impact multiple parts of your body -- especially your feet -- in several different ways. Approximately 20 million American suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
Nerve pain can occur for several reasons. Sometimes, structural changes in the spine, such as a herniated disc, can irritate large or small nerve roots.
A herniated disc occurs in the rubbery discs located between your spine’s vertebrae. When the gel-like interior protrudes through the disc wall, it can irritate the surrounding nerves or press on them. This type of irritation causes nerve pain that radiates along the affected nerve.
Additional causes of nerve pain include:
Nerve pain can cause various symptoms that can vary in intensity. Some people might feel extreme pain at the slightest touch, while others feel sharp, dull, or mild sensitivities. Additional symptoms might include a sensation or pain that’s:
Sometimes it can be difficult to describe the type of pain you’re having when your nerves are affected.
Treatment of nerve pain depends on its cause. If a structural issue in your spine is putting pressure on your nerves, Dr. Mahmood or Dr. Ibrahim might recommend surgical treatment, such as a discectomy. In other cases, they might suggest physical therapy to help relieve your symptoms.
Additional treatments might include:
To find the source of your nerve pain along with effective treatments, call One Oak Medical or schedule an appointment online today.