Dealing with Untreated Nerve Pain
Untreated nerve pain can have negative results on a person’s life. Nobody can see your pain. They don’t understand the level of pain you have. But nerve pain is real. It doesn’t matter how you got your nerve pain. You still need to deal with the symptoms and their effects on your life on a daily basis. You are not alone, though. It is estimated that about two percent of the population suffers from some sort of nerve pain. And an estimated $7000 per year per patient is spent trying to deal with this painful problem. Plus, it may take some time to find just the right treatment for your diabetic nerve pain if and when you decide to do something about it.
Having chronic pain has effects on all areas of a person’s life. It’s hard to make plans for fun activities when you hurt. You may spend a lot of money trying different ways to get pain relief. Your productivity at home and at work may suffer from unrelenting pain. And your mood will be up and down depending on the level of your nerve pain at any specific moment. Untreated nerve pain puts a serious damper on your quality of life.
Untreated nerve pain causes even the simplest aspects of life to be painful because of your skin’s high sensitivity. A gentle touch or breeze can even cause nerve pain. Besides body pain, other signs of diabetic nerve pain include:
- Loss of reflex.
- A prickly feeling.
- Having highly sensitive skin.
Untreated nerve pain gets worse. Nerve damage will increase if the condition is not treated. In some cases people have experienced paralysis, problems digesting and problems breathing that originated with untreated nerve pain.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, see your doctor right away. He or she can help you discover the reason for your nerve pain and treat it to prevent any further damage. Sometimes treating the underlying problem can alleviate some of the pain. But in many cases nerve pain will need to be treated as a separate problem.
There are medications available to ease your nerve pain and allow you to live a better quality of life. Contact your health care provider today for ideas and solutions to your nerve pain issues and a more fulfilling life.