Nerve Pain

Magnolia Pain Associates

Nina Sandhu, DO

Pain Management Physician & Anesthesiologist located in Dallas, TX & Corsicana, TX

Nerve pain can interfere with your ability to function in everyday life. Nina Sandhu, DO at Magnolia Pain Associates in Dallas, Texas, can treat debilitating nerve pain with minimally invasive, state-of-the-art treatment options. Call or book an appointment online today to take control of the symptoms of nerve pain and find solutions for optimal health.

Nerve Pain Q & A

What is nerve pain?

There are billions of nerves in the human body serving as a messenger system for the brain. When everything is working in order, the nerves transmit messages to move your muscles correctly and to let you know if there is pain or the potential for injury.

When nerves are damaged, the messages are interrupted. Damaged nerves often cause intense pain, numbness, or the inability to move. Also called neuropathy, nerve pain can be debilitating. It’s important to get treatment before pain worsens.

What causes nerve pain?

With as many nerves as we have in our bodies, the causes of nerve pain are widespread. Here are a few common culprits for nerve pain:

  • Physical injury or trauma
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Vasculitis
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Shingles
  • West Nile virus
  • Herpes
  • HIV
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Excessive use of alcohol
  • Genetic mutations
  • Vitamin deficiencies

Dr. Sandhu can use her expertise to find the root of your neuropathy problems based on your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of nerve pain?

In addition to pain, there are other symptoms that can identify a problem with your nerves. There are three types of nerves in the peripheral nervous system: motor, sensory, and autonomic. Depending upon the area of damage, the symptoms of nerve pain can be different.

Motor

Motor nerves control your movements. After damage to your motor nerves, you may notice cramps, atrophy, or weakness.

Sensory

Sensory nerves allow you to feel touch, pain, and temperature. An injury or disease may cause a decrease in sensation.

Autonomic

Your autonomic nervous system controls many organs in your body. A problem with the autonomic nerves may cause you to sweat irregularly, lose bladder control, or notice problems with your blood pressure regulation. This is caused by an inability to expand or contract blood vessels normally. You may also suffer from gastrointestinal issues.

Neuropathy symptoms can relate to just one area of nerve damage or can be a combination of the three. Dr. Sandhu gets a thorough physical history of each patient to discover the causes of nerve pain.

How can I eliminate nerve pain?

Magnolia Pain Associates offers the latest methods of treatment for nerve pain, including:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Rhizotomy

If you’re experiencing pain related to nerve damage, visit Magnolia Pain Associates. Dr. Sandhu can identify the cause of your neuropathy pain and develop an individualized treatment plan. Call or book online to take the first step in finding a solution for your pain.

What we offer

Services