Neuropathic pain is the result of injury or damage caused to the sensory nerves that transfer information between the skin, muscles and other parts of the body and the spinal cord and brain. The symptoms can vary between a tingling, burning pain, sharp or stabbing pain that can be constant or intermittent . Affected areas often feel extremely sensitive to the touch or in some cases numb with lack of sensation. Neuropathic pain is identified as a chronic pain condition that can affect any part of the body and vary in intensity. It may get worse or better over time.
There are multiple causes, the commonest being: shingles, Diabetes Mellitus, post-surgical scar pain, trapped nerves (eg sciatica), Post-Stroke, Trigeminal Neuralgia, amputation, chemotherapy, alcoholism and Multiple Sclerosis.
Management of Neuropathic pain
Our individualised holistic approach:
Full history and assessment
Education about Neuropathic pain so you can take steps to manage the condition
Occupational and lifestyle advice
Medication review and optimisation
Physiotherapy and exercises
Psychology based treatments