Neuropathy and Nerve Pain
Neuropathy, or nerve pain, is a common complication of injury or car accidents. It can occur as a result of damage to the nerves or compression of nerves in the affected area. Symptoms of neuropathy can include sharp or burning pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness. The cause of neuropathy can be difficult to diagnose, but a thorough history and physical examination, as well as imaging studies such as X-rays, CT, or MRI, can help establish a diagnosis.
Neuropathy and Nerve Pain Treatments
Treatment options for neuropathy include physical therapy, medications such as pain relievers and antidepressants, and nerve blocks. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve the pressure on the affected nerves. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, and massage may also help alleviate symptoms of neuropathy.