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What to do for neuropathic pain?

What to do for neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: First, if the neuropathy is from diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control is very important to prevent worsening of the condition. Medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) gralise, or metanx have been shown to be helpful in certain cases. Topical creams are also used in some cases. Tens units can block painful stimuli from being interpretted by your brain. ...Read more

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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more


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How can I be cured from chronic neuropathic pain last 2 years?

How can I be cured from chronic neuropathic pain last 2 years?

Depends on the cause: Curing chronic neuropathic pain depends on the cause. In some cases neuropathic pain can be cured and in some cases it is merely managed. Discuss the cause with a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: Is result of disease or damage to the somatosensory nerves, such as in spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, herpes zoster, hiv, tumors, nutritional deficiencies, toxins or direct nerve injury. Stress is not direct cause, but can exacerbate the pain. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Does morphine help neuropathic pain ?

Sometimes: Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, is classically not very responsive to opioid medication. However often times a low dose of opioids is somewhat helpful however be careful as it is a slippery slope to very quickly elevating the dosage and therefore developing tolerance and potential addiction issues. Consider trying antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Are there any home remedies to help diabetic neuropathic pain?

Are there any home remedies to help diabetic neuropathic pain?

Information: Diabetic neuropathy is usually in extrmeties. Diet: some addtion of omega 3 topical capscacain ointment, other have tried easy-hot, topical Lidocaine cream, other emollients most health food stores have section on anti inflammatory. ...Read more