What is traumatic nerve pain?
Traumatic nerve pain stems from a traumatic injury that causes nerve compression or damage. Traumatic nerve injuries cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the location and severity of the nerve damage.
For example, pain can manifest in different ways. You might develop extreme sensitivity to touch, with even the most gentle of touches causing excruciating pain. Or you may have musculoskeletal pain that ranges in severity.
Traumatic nerve injury can also cause numbness or tingling sensations along the path of the injured nerve. You may also lose strength or develop paralysis in the muscles supplied by the damaged nerve.
What types of injuries cause traumatic nerve pain?
Any kind of traumatic injury has the potential to result in nerve damage and pain. For example, sports injuries, automobile collisions, and slip-and-fall accidents are common causes of traumatic injuries and nerve damage. You could also develop traumatic nerve pain after a surgical procedure.
How is traumatic nerve pain diagnosed?
The team at US Neuropathy Centers uses a variety of tests to diagnose and locate the damaged or compressed nerve at the root of your pain.
During the consultation, your doctor asks about your symptoms, your injury, and other treatment you’ve received. They conduct a neurological exam to look for signs of nerve injury.
To pinpoint the location of the nerve damage, your doctor also orders electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies, and MRIs. These tests help them assess your nerve damage and formulate a treatment plan.
How is traumatic nerve pain treated?
The physicians at US Neuropathy Centers offer highly customized treatment plans to relieve traumatic nerve pain. They select treatments to address the issue at the root of your pain and may combine different therapeutic modalities to optimize your relief.
In addition to customized pharmacology and surgical solutions, some of the available treatments include:
Electrical nerve stimulation
US Neuropathy Centers offers electrical nerve stimulation services, including spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. These treatments use an electrical signal to disrupt or block the pain signals traveling between your brain and your body.
MLS (Multiwave Locked System) laser therapy
MLS laser therapy combines several wavelengths of laser energy to reduce inflammation. Reducing inflammation can decrease the pressure on a nerve and alleviate pain and other symptoms.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
TMS is an innovative therapy that uses a magnetic field, similar to the field produced during an MRI, to stimulate specific nerves in your brain.
Your treatment plan may also include:
- Diet, nutrition, and supplements
- IV infusion therapies
- Regenerative medicine
- Medical marijuana recommendations
Call US Neuropathy Centers or schedule a consultation online today for expert assessment and treatment of traumatic nerve pain.