Pain that originates in damaged nervous tissue is known as “Neuropathic.”
This type of pain has its own specific chemistry and travels in neural pathways that are very different from “Arthritis Pain.” Click here to read more- link to Neuropathic Pain Section.
Successful treatment strategies depend on a deeper understanding of this complex problem as well as having superior technical skill for performing more invasive therapy.
Typical examples of neuropathic pain include peripheral neuropathy, persistent sciatica, pain after spine surgery and nerve injury pain. In most cases the pain cannot be eradicated, but it can be significantly reduced.
Strategies to manage neuropathic pain are usually combinations of effective medications coupled with the use of technology and therapy. Of course, the key to winning is understanding the nature of the problem and then working together with the patient to stay ahead of the pain.