Nerve Pain Specialist

Nerve Pain Specialist

Nerve Pain services offered in Fair Lawn, NJ

If you struggle with numbness, tingling, or burning pain, it could be due to nerve damage. At Alliance Spine Associates, LLC in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, the pain management specialists diagnose and treat nerve pain to provide the relief you deserve. Call the office to learn more or schedule an evaluation online today.

Nerve Pain Q & A

What is nerve pain?

Nerve pain is the result of nerve damage. Nerves are fibers containing neurons that transmit signals to and from your body and brain. Nerve pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, even crippling when left untreated. See the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team at the first sign of a problem.

What are the symptoms of nerve pain?

Common symptoms associated with nerve pain include:

  • Shooting or burning pain
  • Stabbing discomfort
  • Electric shock-like pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Prickling
  • Pins-and-needles feeling
  • Temperature or touch sensitivity
  • Problems sleeping
  • Emotional distress
  • Weakness
  • Feeling like you’re wearing socks or gloves when you’re not

The earlier you seek treatment for nerve pain and its underlying cause, the more likely you’ll fully recover. Early detection and treatment lessen your risk of further nerve damage.

What are the risk factors for nerve pain?

About 30% of nerve pain results from complications related to diabetes. The common nerve pain risk factors include:

  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Shingles
  • Facial nerve problems
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Amputation
  • Spinal nerve inflammation or compression
  • Trauma
  • Surgery
  • Tumors

Finding the root cause of nerve damage is essential to reducing your risk of worsening pain. Knowing the cause of your pain can help determine the most appropriate treatment options.

How does my provider diagnose nerve pain?

To find out what’s causing nerve discomfort, the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team reviews your symptoms, lifestyle habits, and medical history. They check your vital signs, complete physical and neurological exams, and offer nerve function testing. You might also need blood tests and X-rays or other imaging procedures.

How is nerve pain treated?

Your personalized nerve pain treatment depends on its underlying cause. The Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team could recommend:

  • Oral medications
  • Topical medicines
  • Physical therapy
  • Nerve blocks
  • Steroid injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation

Properly managing diabetes means keeping the blood sugar levels under control by taking diabetes medications as directed, implementing proper diet, and adopting healthy habits. Those habits include getting regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, controlling your carbohydrate intake, and maintaining a healthy body weight.

Your pain specialist could recommend more than one treatment to ensure the most effective results.

Call the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC office today or schedule an appointment online to get relief from nerve pain.