The peripheral nerves service the muscles and organs of the body and deliver nerve signals from the spinal cord and brain. This system is responsible for motor skills, sensation and autonomic responses. Damage to these nerves can cause neuropathy or dysfunction. When a peripheral sensory nerve is distressed or damaged, it can trigger peripheral neuralgia or nerve pain. If you suffer from peripheral neuralgia, our pain physicians at Medici Spine & Pain can help find the cause and offer treatment for chronic pain relief.
Peripheral neuralgia can be caused by a wide variety of conditions that damage or irritate the peripheral sensory nerves. Infection, inflammation, tumors, injury or any factors that affect a sensory nerve can lead to nerve pain. Peripheral neuralgia may begin suddenly or slowly display symptoms over time. Diagnosing and finding the cause of pressure or damage to the nerves is the best way to treat and stop nerve pain. If the underlying condition, such as diabetes, is controlled, the nerve pain can also dissipate. If the source of nerve irritation cannot be remedied, pain management treatments could be used to control the pain.
With peripheral neuropathy, any of the peripheral nerves can be affected. This includes motor and autonomic nerves that control muscle and organ function, as well as sensory nerves. Like peripheral neuralgia, finding the source of damage or irritation to the nerves can help regain function of the peripheral nerves.
Diagnosing and treating peripheral neuralgia and neuropathy conditions is complex. It requires extensive diagnostic testing and treatment to pinpoint the cause of nerve pain or dysfunction. Our experienced medical team at Medici Spine & Pain offers advanced methods for treating painful or debilitating nerve conditions at our clinics in the Atlanta area. Contact us today to begin treatment to relieve your peripheral nerve condition.