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Autoimmune Neuropathy Pain Management

Autoimmune Neuropathy Pain Management

Neuropathy pain is often chronic and unrelenting. It occurs because of damaged or dysfunctional nerves that communicate faulty information to your brain. Many factors cause or contribute to neuropathy, including immune system disorders. In these cases, managing the autoimmune disorder is a vital aspect of your overall treatment plan.

The compassionate pain management team of physicians and certified nurse practitioners here at Lynx Healthcare is devoted to helping you achieve relief from chronic pain. Specializing in interventional pain medicine, our team uses state-of-the-art technology to evaluate and diagnose your pain and help you achieve relief. Keep reading to learn more about how we approach autoimmune neuropathy.

Pain relief is priority

The following are autoimmune conditions that may cause neuropathy.

Regardless of the cause, helping you achieve relief from chronic pain is our top priority. Treatment emphasizes relieving your symptoms to improve your daily functioning and quality of life. There is no single best treatment for neuropathy pain.

Our team works closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to treat your neuropathy pain. The following are treatment approaches for pain from neuropathy. Your plan may include one or more of these approaches to best relieve your pain.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy goals are specific to each person's health needs. The following are some of the most common areas of focus:

Strength and range of motion exercises to maintain and improve

With this PT modality, you work with increasing amounts of resistance and stretch to improve flexibility. Exercise improves blood circulation, which in turn improves oxygen flow. Exercising can also enhance your mental attitude and help you control your blood glucose levels if you have diabetes.

Balance training

Balance training might involve posture advice, supportive shoes if you have limited sensation in their feet, and fall prevention.

Splints and braces

Compression mononeuropathies — cases in which one nerve or group of nerves is compressed — can benefit from splints. Carpal tunnel syndrome, which is caused by pressure on the arm's median nerve, is a common type of nerve damage that can improve with the use of a brace or splint.

Medication

We may recommend medication to help manage neuropathy pain. These include:

Our team determines if medication is appropriate for your treatment plan. 

Radiofrequency ablation

We use this minimally invasive procedure to quiet painful nerves. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivers radio waves to targeted nerves. The RF energy heats and disables the nerves, providing pain relief.

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is effective for many types of chronic pain. Treatment is reversible and involves implanting electrodes in your spinal column that deliver short pulses of low-voltage electrical currents to interrupt pain signals.

Electrical nerve stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) uses a low-voltage electrical signal to stimulate nerve cells and block pain signals.

Relief from chronic pain

At Lynx Healthcare, we work hard to alleviate your pain so you can get back to life and the things you enjoy. 

If you’re dealing with chronic pain, rely on our pain management experts to help you get relief. To discuss how we can help you, call either of our two New Mexico offices or request an appointment online today. We look forward to helping you get your life back!

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