It’s easy to chalk up pain as a normal part of life and to simply ignore it. However, while you may have pain from everyday activities and overusing your muscles, chronic pain may indicate an underlying condition that should be addressed.
If you have symptoms such as burning, numbness, or tingling, you should visit a pain management specialist for an evaluation. If the issue is nerve pain, it is in your best interest to find out the root cause so that you can seek appropriate treatment.
What Can Nerve Pain Indicate?
If your pain is due to nerve pain, the cause may be one of the following health conditions:
If you have diabetes, pain may indicate diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathy can also stem from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, or Guillain-Barre syndrome (an autoimmune nerve condition).
If your doctor identifies the underlying condition as neuropathy, not only can your symptoms improve with treatment, but you may also be able to prevent further symptoms from occurring in the future.
Nerve pain or numbness may mean that you have multiple sclerosis (MS). Besides nerve-related symptoms, you might notice vision problems and possibly balance issues. If you receive treatment for MS early, you can slow down or even stifle its progression.
Residual Nerve Problems After a Mini-Stroke (TIA)
You may have a mini-stroke and not even know you had it. Also called a TIA (transient ischemic attack), the symptoms are usually very temporary, even quite fleeting.
A stroke of any kind can cause weakness or numbness on one side of your body, and you may experience difficulty speaking. You may also have difficulty seeing with either or both of your eyes. In some cases, you may not have any symptoms at all.
A healthcare practitioner can determine whether you have had a TIA, and you may be given recommendations to prevent having a major stroke in the future.
Side Effect of Your Medication
A prescription medication you’re taking could also be causing your nerve pain. Some medications, such as medicine indicated to treat gout, can cause nerve-related side effects.
If your healthcare practitioner identifies your medication is the culprit behind your nerve pain, you may be able to be prescribed a different medication to replace it.
Nerve Pain Management Specialists in Boca Raton, FL
Nerve pain can interfere with your ability to move and feel sensations, thereby impeding your overall quality of life. Here at Kamerlink Pain Institute, our main goal is to get to the root of your pain and find an effective treatment.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kamerlink, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (561) 404-7667. Our office is conveniently located at the far west end of Camino Real in Boca Raton, right off of Powerline Road. We look forward to working with you to determine the cause of your nerve pain and to find a pain-relief treatment that works for you.
Contact Kamerlink Pain Institute, serving Boca Raton, FL, and the nearby region, to find nerve pain relief today. You may also use our patient portal or call us at 561-404-7667.