Chronic Nerve Issues
Chronic nerve syndromes can refer to a number of different pain issues that linger for months or years at a time.
Neuropathic pain is a common syndrome, characterized by a shooting or burning pain that can sometimes lessen over time, but later resurface again down the road. This pain typically stems from nerve damage or a malfunctioning nervous system.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is another example of a chronic nerve condition. Sometimes referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, this condition involves abnormally high levels of nerve impulses being sent to an affected site. CRPS is commonly believed to occur as a result of dysfunction within a person’s central or peripheral nervous systems.
Symptoms of Chronic Nerve Syndromes
- Shooting/burning pain
- Tingling sensations
- “Burning” pain
- Swelling and stiffness in joints
- Decreased ability to move the affected body part
Chronic Nerve Syndrome Risk Factors
Chronic nerve syndromes can occur as a result of injuries and other conditions, but the following can create a heightened risk:
- HIV infection or AIDS
- Multiple myeloma
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nerve or spinal cord compression
- Arthritis in the spine
- Spine surgery
- Thyroid problems
Chronic Nerve Syndrome Treatments
Treatment options for chronic nerve syndromes are dependent on a number of different factors and can range from non-invasive choices such as injections and physical therapy to outpatient procedures and specialized surgeries.
If you’re looking for diagnosis and treatment for nerve issues, the staff at the Oklahoma Center for Spine and Pain Solutions would love to meet with you. Our team is fully equipped to properly diagnose and provide effective treatment options for your unique pain situation — and we are often able to see new patients the same week they contact us.