Neuropathic pain and neuralgia are pains that occur due to nerve damage in the body for various reasons.
This damage may be due to a trauma, a systemic disease such as diabetes, a microbial disease, or sometimes pain in the form of neuralgia, the cause of which cannot be understood.
The most common causes of neuropathic pain can be listed as follows:
Types of neuropathic pain include:
Allodynia: It is the appearance of pain with stimuli that do not normally cause pain, such as the touch of a wind breeze on the arm or the rubbing of a sheet on the leg.
Hyperalgesia: It is an increased painful response to stimuli expected to cause mild pain. An example of this situation can be given as an example of pain as if touching a hot iron with a slight bump on the arm.
Dysesthesia: Uncomfortable pricking sensations that cannot be described as pain. Examples include feeling like the foot is swollen or feeling like maggots are crawling on the skin.
X-rays, blood tests, and nerve conduction tests may be done to determine the cause of the pain. Also, the doctor may send you to a neurologist, neurosurgeon, or physical therapist for additional examinations.
The vast majority of prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers do not work for neuropathic pain. Antidepressants and epilepsy drugs that stop pain signals to the brain can be used. They can be used alone or in combination with other drugs. The effects of these drugs begin within days or weeks, so they should be used regularly to reduce pain. These drugs will usually reduce the pain to a bearable level, although they will not completely eliminate it. However, we do Pulsed Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation therapy, Nerve Blockages:
In neuropathic pain, the following treatment methods can also be applied: