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Neuropathic Pain Management

Canyon Pain Center is a pain management clinic that specializes in treating neuropathy in the Phoenix area.

Neuropathy Treatment at our Phoenix Pain Clinic

At Canyon Pain Center in Phoenix, Arizona, we understand the significant impact that neuropathic pain can have on your life. The discomfort and reduced mobility can be overwhelming, making even the simplest tasks impossible. That’s why our compassionate team of specialists is dedicated to providing personalized, innovative care to help you find relief and reclaim your quality of life. We recognize that every patient’s experience with neuropathic pain is unique, and we take the time to understand your specific needs. By addressing the symptoms and underlying causes of your condition, we aim to provide the comprehensive care you need to heal and move forward with confidence. At Canyon Pain Center, we’re more than just healthcare providers – we’re your partners in managing neuropathic pain effectively.

Get connected with us today and begin your pain healing journey.

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What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathic pain occurs when there is damage or dysfunction in the nervous system, leading to chronic pain signals being sent to the brain. This condition can be caused by various factors, including injuries, diseases, or infections that affect the nerves. Despite its prevalence, many individuals do not receive adequate medical treatment, leading to unmanaged pain and increasing difficulties in daily life.

Neuropathic pain can limit mobility, cause chronic discomfort, and interfere with work, hobbies, and simple tasks like walking or sitting. Studies reveal that individuals with untreated neuropathic pain often experience a diminished quality of life, impacting their physical, emotional, and social well-being.1

Understanding Neuropathic Pain Signs & Symptoms

Burning pain is a common neuropathic pain symptom, often described as a persistent or intermittent sensation of burning or tingling. This pain can occur anywhere in the body but is most commonly felt in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. Effective management of burning pain involves identifying the underlying cause and implementing treatments such as medication, physical therapy, and nerve blocks.
Numbness is another critical symptom of neuropathic pain, characterized by a loss of sensation or a feeling of pins and needles in the affected areas. This numbness can interfere with daily activities, leading to difficulty walking, grasping objects, or feeling temperature changes. Addressing numbness through treatments, including medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications, can help restore sensation and improve quality of life.
Shooting pain, also known as lancinating pain, is a sudden, intense pain that travels along the path of a nerve. This symptom is often associated with conditions such as sciatica or diabetic neuropathy and can be triggered by specific movements or activities. Managing shooting pain through targeted treatments, such as nerve blocks, medication, and physical therapy, can provide significant relief and improve overall function.

How Neuropathy Works on The Body

Neuropathic pain primarily affects the nervous system, leading to chronic pain, inflammation, and reduced mobility. To effectively manage and treat this condition, it’s essential to understand the anatomy of the nervous system and how the condition impacts these areas.

  • Nerves: Transmit pain signals to the brain, and various factors can damage them.
  • Spinal Cord: The main pathway for transmitting nerve signals to and from the brain.
  • Peripheral Nervous System: The network of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord that can be affected by neuropathic pain.

In neuropathic pain, the nerves are damaged or dysfunctional, leading to pain signals being sent to the brain even without an external cause. Our specialists use advanced pain management techniques to alleviate symptoms and promote healing. Depending on the severity of the condition, the most commonly affected areas can vary, impacting overall mobility and quality of life.2

Common Causes of Neuropathy

Several factors can contribute to the development of neuropathic pain, characterized by chronic pain signals being sent through the nervous system.

While the exact cause may vary, some common factors have been identified:

  • Injuries: Trauma or injuries that damage nerves.
  • Diseases: Conditions such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, or shingles that affect the nerves.
  • Infections: Infections that cause nerve damage, such as HIV or Lyme disease.
  • Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments that can damage nerves.
  • Genetic Factors: Certain genetic predispositions that affect nerve health.

 

Understanding the common causes of neuropathic pain can help individuals take steps to reduce their risk and seek appropriate treatment when necessary.3

How We Treat Neuropathy at our Phoenix Office

Our treatment plan for neuropathic pain is customized to meet each patient’s specific needs and condition. We begin with a thorough assessment to determine the severity of the condition and any underlying factors contributing to it.

Based on this assessment, we create a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  • Physical Therapy: Customized exercises to improve nerve function, mobility, and overall strength.
  • Nerve Blocks: Injections to block pain signals from specific nerves.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: Techniques such as spinal cord stimulation to relieve pain and improve function.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: Guidance on avoiding activities and modifications to daily routines to prevent further nerve damage.
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Get Help for Neuropathic Pain Today

If you’re struggling with neuropathic pain, know that you don’t have to face it alone. Our compassionate team at Canyon Pain Center is here to help you find relief and improve your quality of life. With our comprehensive treatments and personalized approach, we’ll work with you to develop a pain management plan tailored to your unique needs.

 

Don’t let neuropathic pain hold you back any longer – contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a more comfortable, active life.

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Meet Our Phoenix Pain Management Staff

Lisa Wakefield, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

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Lisa is an experienced pain management provider dedicated to helping patients regain quality of life. Lisa’s goal is to create an individualized pain treatment plan that leads towards improved mobility and pain reduction. 

Corrine Bender, DC

Chiropractor

Dr. Bender has over 30 years of extensive experience in various areas and a loyal patient base. She specializes in personal injury cases, pediatric patients, sports-related injuries among athletes, and geriatric patients.