Postsurgical Neuropathic Pain
Postsurgical Neuropathic Pain is defined as nerve pain after surgery, which develops from inflammation of the nerves and causes the patient to experience numbness, weakness, and sharp, unsettling pain in the area where surgery occurred. Some studies have indicated that neuropathy may be caused by the immune system attacking the nerves and can be treated through standard peripheral neuropathy treatments. Postsurgical neuropathic pain is a result of a lesion or a type of dysfunction of the peripheral nervous system. Typically, 2-3% of surgical patients experience postsurgical neuropathic pain. Having a surgical procedure done always runs a risk of creating nerve damage, and patients with vitamin deficiency or have a history of nerve damage may have a higher chance of postsurgical neuropathic pain, and the treatment may take longer to take effect. In some cases of nerve damage, the symptoms will reduce and fade over time. In more severe cases, nerve damage may become chronic if not treated properly. At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, we understand the symptoms of postsurgical neuropathic pain, and that condition can be successfully treated with our Calmare device.
If you are suffering from continued pain following surgery, you may have what is called Postsurgical Neuropathic Pain. Once the pain begins, your first priority should be to schedule an evaluation with a San Luis Obispo chiropractor who understands and specializes in nerve damage. The number to call is (805) 936-0450. At Chronic Conditions Chiropractic in San Luis Obispo, we treat many conditions, and there is no reason for your pain to continue after being treated regularly. Our non-invasive approach to pain relief and injury recovery has proved to have very successful results.
How Does Chronic Conditions Chiropractic Assess Postsurgical Neuropathic Pain?
Assessing the pain is actually one of most difficult things to do for doctors because it’s about communication, and establishing a dialogue about pain between the patient and doctor can be challenging based on the amount of information to obtain in a short amount of time. For instance, a typical assessment will begin with consulting your health history. Doctors will want to know if the pain is intermittent or constant, the kind of pain (e.g., stabbing, burning), pain triggers, when pain is more likely to occur during the day, and how much pain you are in on a scale of 0-10. After establishing a dialogue of your situation and understanding the extent of your pain, doctors will inquire about previous treatments and any medications you are taking. Some doctors may ask you to keep a journal of the pain that details when you have pain and the types of pain that occur. This will help them better understand the patterns of your condition. A good assessment will help doctors understand what type of treatment will best suit you to relieve the amount of stress you have.