A persistent stabbing or burning pain can be a warning sign of underlying nerve damage. At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, which has offices in Houston, Texas; Raritan, Lawrenceville, Bordentown, and East Brunswick, New Jersey; and in Newtown, Pennsylvania, the team of pain management specialists offers advanced, minimally invasive therapies to relieve nerve pain and reduce your risk for additional complications. Customized treatments include joint injections, spinal cord stimulation, and regenerative therapies that can restore your quality of life. Call the Performance Pain and Sports Medicine office nearest you today to schedule a nerve pain evaluation.
Nerve pain can be the result of an infection or trauma that causes damage to your peripheral nervous system. This system includes all the nerves of your body outside of your brain and spinal cord. Injuries or infections cause a type of pain known as non-neuropathic pain.
Neuropathic pain is a chronic type of pain that often develops from a progressive nerve condition or due to an underlying disease like diabetes. Diabetes can cause nerve damage if your blood sugar levels remain too high.
This prompts your body to send abnormal pain signals to your brain, and that results in chronic and even debilitating pain.
Other conditions that can cause neuropathic pain include:
Non-neuropathic pain often resolves as your injury heals. Neuropathic pain can worsen over time.
If you have nerve-related pain that isn’t getting better with over-the-counter medications and rest, the team at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine recommends scheduling a diagnostic evaluation. A prompt diagnosis can prevent additional injuries and a worsening of your pain.
You can request a consultation if you experience:
If left untreated, nerve pain can get worse and interfere with your ability to work and stay physically active. It can also disrupt your mental health and lead to anxiety and depression.
Your treatment plan for nerve pain depends on the root cause of your pain and its location. The team at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine offer a variety of treatments to ease existing nerve pain and reduce your risk for additional complications.
Available treatments include:
If nerve pain relates to joint damage that presses on surrounding nerves, you may benefit from a joint injection. This injection contains an anti-inflammatory and anesthetic medication that numbs pain and reduces inflammation to relieve pressure on your nerve.
Regenerative therapies using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells can repair damaged nerves. These substances are found naturally in your body and contain growth factors that stimulate the production of new, healthy cells.
Stem cells have the unique ability to regenerate into any type of cell, including nerve, bone, and muscle.
The PURION® process is another type of regenerative therapy that uses cells from an amniotic membrane to reduce inflammation and repair tears in nerve tissue.
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment that uses heat energy to destroy damaged nerves and stop pain signals from traveling to the brain.
A spinal cord stimulator is an implantable device that delivers pulses of energy into the nerves of your spine to interfere with pain signals. You control the stimulator with an external remote or your smartphone to manage your pain as needed.
The team uses Stimwave wireless technology for peripheral nerve and spinal cord stimulation that requires no batteries.
To learn more about which treatment option is right for your chronic nerve pain, call the Performance Pain and Sports Medicine office nearest you to schedule a consultation.