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What Does Loss Of Sensation Mean For Chronic Pain Patients?

When intense pain strikes, all you can think is: “Why now and why me?”

Living with chronic pain isn’t easy—in fact, it’s agonizing. Whether it’s chronic headaches, joint pains, or backaches, the endless days of excruciating pain are torturous.

More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, making it one of the leading causes of disability in the US.

For a lot of these people, numbness is actually a relief compared to the pain they experience— they take it as a good sign. After all, not having to deal with pain is a good thing, right?

Unfortunately, it’s more complicated than that. What does loss of sensation mean for chronic pain patients? Let’s investigate.

Nerve Damage

One of the main problems with treating chronic pain is finding the right treatment and solution to help reduce inflammation. When you have chronic pain, the pain receptors in your body consistently send pain signals to the brain.

When the average person has a headache or pain in a certain part of their body, they can take a painkiller and find relief. But for chronic pain patients, it’s different.

Their body becomes accustomed to painkillers and after some time, they become immune to them altogether. The painkillers aren’t enough to completely block the signals from the pain receptors. When that happens, patients resort to taking stronger doses.

Unfortunately, certain prescription medications can also lead to nerve damage. For chronic patients, they might feel that it’s “working” but prolonged periods of numbness aren’t a good sign either.

An Underlying Condition

Sometimes, numbness can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Diseases such as diabetes can damage the nerves in the body severely. Because diabetes attacks silently, people often find out they have the disease very late. It’s not uncommon for people to be diagnosed after years.

Other conditions such as sciatica can cause compression of the nerves, resulting in loss of sensation in the lower part of the body.

Getting Help for Neuropathic Diseases

We understand if you’re scared or anxious. At Pain + Recovery, we focus on educating our patients about their condition and removing any fear or doubts they might have about recovery and their Chronic Pain Treatment NJ.

As a leading facility, we use an individual approach and modern treatment protocols to ensure you get the best combination of treatments and solutions we have to offer. We also focus on physical therapy, as well as recovery medicine and Detox Hackensack New Jersey.

Feel free to contact us to book an appointment today.

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