Nerve Pain Specialist
Nerve pain is one of the most debilitating types of pain a patient can experience. The team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine can develop customized, comprehensive treatment plans for patients with nerve pain. The goal of treatment is to alleviate pain and improve your quality of life.
Nerve Pain Q & A
What is nerve pain?
Nerve pain, or neuralgia, is a sharp pain that follows the path of a nerve. Patients with nerve pain may also experience increased skin sensitivity along the nerve, as well as weakness in the muscles served by the affected nerve.
What causes nerve pain?
Nerve pain usually occurs when a nerve becomes damaged or irritated. In many cases, this condition occurs because a nearby bone, ligaments, or another structure is putting pressure on the nerve. Nerve pain may also occur because of pressure from a herniated disc or damage from trauma.
How does Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine diagnose nerve pain?
The team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine can usually diagnose nerve pain based on your symptoms and a physical examination. When the team suspects nerve pain, we may also order an imaging test to identify the cause of the pain.
What treatments are available?
Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine offers several treatment options for patients with nerve pain, including trigger point injection, corrective exercises, massage therapy, spinal manipulation, and more. In most cases, the team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine will prescribe a combination of treatments designed to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Trigger point injections introduce special medications into areas where nerve pain is intense, which can alleviate the patient’s symptoms. Corrective exercises work by strengthening weak areas in the body and helping patients correct bad habits that may be exacerbating their condition.
In some cases, patients may experience nerve pain because of subluxation, or misaligned vertebrae. Spinal manipulation can resolve issues with subluxation, which can improve nerve pain.
How effective is Balance Wellspace’s nerve pain treatment?
The team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine customize nerve pain treatments based on the location of the patient’s pain, the patient’s specific symptoms, and other factors. Many patients report that their symptoms improve after only one treatment session. However, most patients won’t achieve optimum results until they have attended multiple sessions.