Peripheral Neuralgia Treatment and Management
If you are suffering from pain due to peripheral neuralgia, training and experience must rank high on your list when choosing a physician to correctly diagnose and treat your condition. With over 8 years of experience, our caring, highly qualified, and skilled ABMS Board Certified and ACGME fellowship trained Interventional Pain Doctor can help.
Peripheral Neuralgia Definition
Neuralgia is pain in one or more nerves that occurs without stimulation of pain receptor (nociceptor) cells. Neuralgia pain is produced by a change in neurological structure or function rather than by the excitation of pain receptors that causes nociceptive pain. Neuralgia falls into two categories: central neuralgia and peripheral neuralgia. This unusual pain is thought to be linked to four possible mechanisms: ion gate malfunctions; the nerve becomes mechanically sensitive and creates an ectopic signal; cross signals between large and small fibers; and malfunction due to damage in the central processor.
Peripheral Neuralgia Symptoms
Neuralgia is a form of chronic pain and can be extremely difficult to diagnose. Postherpetic neuralgia is the easiest to diagnose because it follows an obvious cause (shingles). Neuralgia is a rare disease. Women are more likely to be affected than men, and those over 50 are at the greatest risk. In some cases, multiple sclerosis is related to nerve damage, causing the pain, so doctors will likely ask about family history to help diagnose. Nothing unusual can be seen in brain scans, so diagnosis is usually based on the description of the symptoms and the response to the medication or procedures.
Peripheral Neuralgia Specialists
We offer the entire spectrum of state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine and pain management procedures to diagnose and treat back and neck pain, headache, RSD, joint pain, nerve pain, and many other types of pain.
Our mission is to provide up to date, evidence-based, and individualized care for our patients in a comfortable private office setting. Through a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach, we strive to relieve your pain, improve function and maximize your quality of life. We hope to be the answer to your pain. We offer unparalleled service, are easily accessible, and work closely with local community healthcare providers.
Our Boston, Massachusetts-area and Cape Cod area chronic pain clinics are located in Dedham, Duxbury, Wellesley, West Yarmouth, and Mashpee.