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How is nerve damage or pain first treated?

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Often, the first goal of treatment is to manage the condition that's causing your nerve pain or nerve damage. This may mean you need to:  

• Regulate blood sugar levels if you have diabetes   • Correct nutritional deficiencies • Change medications if drugs are causing nerve damage  • Get physical therapy or surgery to address compression or trauma to nerves   • Take medications to treat autoimmune conditions 



From: Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page."

Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts."

Cleveland Clinic: "Peripheral neuropathy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases."

Weill Cornell Medical College: "Neuropathic pain."

The University of Chicago: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Three types of peripheral nerves."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fact Sheet."

Neuropathy Association: "Types of neuropathy."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetes."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Azhary, H.   April 1 2010. Am Fam Physician, ,

Vinik, A. , 2007. Circulation

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page."

Neuropathy Association: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Facts."

Cleveland Clinic: "Peripheral neuropathy."

Muscular Dystrophy Association: "Diseases."

Weill Cornell Medical College: "Neuropathic pain."

The University of Chicago: "About Peripheral Neuropathy: Three types of peripheral nerves."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fact Sheet."

Neuropathy Association: "Types of neuropathy."

American Diabetes Association: "Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and diabetes."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Guillain-Barre Syndrome Fact Sheet."

Azhary, H.   April 1 2010. Am Fam Physician, ,

Vinik, A. , 2007. Circulation

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 16, 2018

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