Nerve Pain Management

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Let's face it ... nerve pain can REALLY get on your nerves. Sometimes it happens when nerves get compressed and irritated, causing a sharp, shooting pain. Or it could be from nerve damage, which can start out as numbness or tingling and progress to an intense feeling of burning or stabbing.

Nerve pain can be a long-term problem marked by "flare-ups" that come and go. That's why managing your nerve pain is so important. Your doctor may prescribe medications like pain relievers, anti-convulsants, or anti-depressants. Painkilling gels and lidocaine patches also work well to target specific areas.

If the pain is intense, electrical stimulation can be used to block the signal coming from the nerve. In some cases, surgery may be needed to fix whatever's putting pressure on the nerve.

Home treatments can also help reduce your nerve pain and keep it from getting worse. Try exercising to release natural painkillers called endorphins, or a warm bath that will relax your muscles.

Nerve pain may be hard to control...but with the right treatment, it doesn't have to control you.