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Nerve Pain Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Albuquerque, NM

Tingling, numbness, or burning pain could be the sign of nerve damage and an underlying medical problem. If nerve pain negatively affects your life, board-certified pain management specialists at Lynx Healthcare in Albuquerque, New Mexico, can diagnose your condition and manage any discomfort. Schedule an appointment by phone or online for relief today.

Nerve Pain Q & A

What does nerve pain feel like?

If you have nerve damage and pain associated with it, you might experience shooting pain, burning, numbness, or tingling. These symptoms can worsen over time if the underlying cause is left untreated. 

Uncontrolled diabetes, a common cause of nerve pain, can lead to serious health problems. Seeking treatment at the first sign of nerve problems can prevent serious complications.

What are the risk factors for nerve pain?

While anyone can develop nerve pain, certain factors or medical problems increase your risk. Examples include:

  • Diabetes
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve inflammation
  • Past surgeries
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Herniated disc
  • Trauma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Shingles
  • Some infectious diseases
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Lynx Healthcare can determine the root cause of your nerve pain to develop a highly effective treatment plan for relief. 

How is nerve pain diagnosed?

To diagnose and find out what’s causing nerve pain, the Lynx Healthcare team discusses your medical history and symptoms. They complete physical and neurological exams and might recommend you undergo diagnostic tests like nerve studies, blood tests, and MRIs.

What are common nerve pain treatments?

After figuring out the type and severity of your nerve pain, Lynx Healthcare might recommend the following treatments:

Home remedies

Specific lifestyle habits and home remedies that can reduce nerve pain include taking multivitamin supplements, eating healthy foods, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting regular exercise. Acupuncture is also effective for nerve pain relief in some cases. Properly manage diabetes if you have it. 

Medications

Lynx Healthcare can personalize a medication regimen that reduces pain associated with nerve problems.

Injections

Epidural and peripheral nerve injections are pain-relieving options for nerve issues. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can stimulate your body’s ability to heal and alleviate discomfort.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy can help strengthen and stretch targeted tissues to alleviate nerve discomfort. Therapeutic massage may reduce the pressure associated with a pinched nerve.

Spinal cord stimulation

A spinal cord stimulation device implanted underneath your skin sends electric pulses to your spinal cord to alleviate nerve pain.

Radiofrequency ablation

Fluoroscopy-guided radiofrequency ablation applies targeted energy to nerves, blocking pain signals and reducing nerve pain.

Don’t let nerve pain make everyday tasks feel uncomfortable when numerous treatments can offer long-lasting relief. Schedule an appointment with Lynx Healthcare by phone or online today.