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NEUROPATHIC PAIN, UNBEARABLE PAIN THAT CAN BE MANAGED

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NEUROPATHIC PAIN, UNBEARABLE PAIN THAT CAN BE MANAGED

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One of the most intense pain type is Neuropathic pain which range from mild and nagging to severe and disabling pain.1

 

Neuropathic pain could be due to a nervous system disease or it can be caused by medications like chemotherapies. Symptoms may vary; it could be sharp, stinging, burning, tingling, and stabbing.

Being a highly disabling pain, it is important to know the underlying principle cause of that pain. This will help in easing the current situation by finding the suitable treatment and will prevent it from getting worse.1

 

Basic management options include:

·        The first line of treatments for Neuropathic pain are anticonvulsant and antidepressant. Although, it usually require are highly potent pain killer, the use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could likewise ease pain.2

·        Other alternative management therapies might help: Physical therapy, relaxation, massaging and acupuncture.2

 

Notify your health care professional with your full detailed medical history for accurate physical examination and diagnosis.1

 

References:

1.       An Overview of Neuropathic Pain. Available at https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-neuropathic-pain-2564614?print Last accessed: 21/06/2019

2.       Neuropathic Pain Management. Available at https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/neuropathic-pain#1 Last accessed: 21/06/2019