Nerve Pain

The Sprintz Center -  - Pain Management

The Sprintz Center

Pain Management located in Shenandoah, TX

Shooting, stabbing, and burning sensations are common symptoms of nerve pain. If you have this type of pain, pain experts Kenneth Wu, MD, Thomas White, MD, and Yoann Millet, MD, at The Sprintz Center in Shenandoah, Texas, can help. The pain management practice offers many innovative services for the treatment of nerve pain conditions. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Nerve Pain Q & A

What is nerve pain?

Nerve pain, also known as neuropathic pain or neuralgia, is a condition developing from problems related to your nervous system, including your central and peripheral nervous systems.

The pain may develop from disease or damage to a peripheral nerve or problems with the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). 

Nerve pain symptoms vary in type and severity and may include:

  • Burning, tingling, or numbness
  • Radiating pain
  • Electric shock-like sensations
  • Sensitivity to cold, heat, or touch

If you have nerve pain, your symptoms may affect your daily life, making it hard to eat, exercise, or sleep. 

What causes nerve pain?

Nerve pain may occur from many causes. For example, you may develop nerve pain from an injury or a disease that damages the nerve. Infections like shingles also cause this condition.

Carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica are nerve pain conditions that occur from compression or irritation of a nerve. A vitamin B12 deficiency may also affect nerve health, causing pain.

How is nerve pain diagnosed?

When you visit The Sprintz Center with concerns about nerve pain, the team conducts a thorough exam to find the underlying cause of your pain for the most effective treatment.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type and location of your pain and the activities that make your pain worse or better. 

They complete a physical exam and request tests, such as imaging or nerve conduction studies, to diagnose the root cause of your nerve pain. 

How is nerve pain treated?

The team at The Sprintz Center customizes your nerve pain treatment plan based on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. They take a holistic approach to pain management, focusing on whole-body health, not your pain condition.

Treatment for nerve pain may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
  • Anticonvulsant medication
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Activity modification
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRS) stimulation
  • Ketamine infusion
  • Minimally invasive spine fusion
  • Relaxation training
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Coping skills
  • Hypnosis

The Sprintz Center team offers many innovative therapies for nerve pain because no single treatment works for all. They create plans that lead to long-term pain relief and improve your quality of life.

Call The Sprintz Center or schedule an appointment online today.