Nerve pain ranges from a sudden, stabbing pain to a chronic, burning sensation. The team at Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California have extensive experience helping patients with all types of nerve pain find the relief they need. They develop individualized care based on your unique needs. They also use interventional and regenerative therapies to provide safe and, in many cases, long-term pain relief. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Nerve pain occurs when a nerve is physically injured, irritated by a toxin, compressed between bones or muscles, or damaged due to a disease. Many health conditions can lead to nerve pain, including:
When your nerve pain goes untreated, biochemical changes take place that make the nerves hypersensitive. This condition, called central sensitization, can turn an acute episode of nerve pain into a chronic pain syndrome.
The symptoms you experience depend on the nerves that are damaged. Sensory nerves are known for causing electric-shock pain, as well as tingling or needle-prick sensations and a burning pain. They can also cause numbness.
Damaged motor nerves lead to symptoms such as muscle cramps, twitching, or loss of muscle tone. Your autonomic nerves control life-sustaining functions in your body. If they are damaged, you will have a broad range of symptoms including dizziness, nausea, and an abnormal heart rate.
Several medications are used in the initial treatment of nerve pain. However, only half of all patients who take medications experience effective pain relief. Additionally, many of the medications are associated with unwelcome side effects.
However, the team at Source Healthcare offers many treatments that relieve nerve pain without causing side effects, including:
Adult stem cells are extracted from your body, concentrated, and injected at the site of damaged nerves. The stem cells regenerate nerve tissues and secrete substances that trigger nerve regrowth.
Made from your own blood, PRP injections trigger new tissue growth, protect healthy nerves, and support stem cells.
A nerve block is an injection of a local anesthetic and steroids to reduce inflammation and deliver longer-lasting results. Your doctor may administer a nerve block at nerve roots in the spinal cord to stop pain from a large area of your body, or s/he may target a specific nerve.
Radiofrequency energy is used to wound a nerve; this stops pain signals from reaching your brain.
After your doctor at Source Healthcare implants the components of the spinal cord stimulator, the device uses mild electrical impulses to mask or block pain signals.
If your nerve pain has not responded to conventional medical treatments, call Source Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.