Neuropathic Pain: Symptoms, and Treatment

How can this pain be managed?

If your doctor is able to identify an underlying cause for the neuropathic pain, treating it may reduce and even eliminate the pain.

For example, diabetes is a common cause of neuropathic pain. Proper diabetes care — which includes a healthy diet and regular exercise — may eliminate or reduce neuropathic pain.

Taking care of blood sugar levels can also prevent worsening pain and numbness.

Multimodal therapy

A multipronged approach can be an effective way to manage the condition.

A combination of medications, physical therapy, psychological treatment, and even surgery or implants may be used to bring about the best results.

 Outlook

Neuropathic pain can negatively impact your life if you don’t take steps to treat it and prevent worsening symptoms.

Over time, this can lead to serious disability and complications, including depression, problems sleeping, anxiety, and more.

Fortunately, researchers are learning more about why this condition develops and what can be done to effectively treat it. That’s leading to better treatment options.

Finding the correct treatment options for you can take time, but you and your doctor can work together to find relief from the symptoms of this painful condition.