1. How the Pain Feels-
People who are suffering from nerve pain feel it in different ways. For some people, it’s like a stabbing pain in the middle of the night. For the rest, symptoms can include a chronic prickling, tingling, or burning sensation they sense all day. The uncontrolled nerve pain can be hard to bear with, but with treatment, be adequately controlled.
2. Understanding Nerve Pain-
Pain is supposedly the warning, to start with this condition. Usually, when your hand gets too close to a stove, the nerves send a pain signal to the brain, you will immediately pull back before you burn yourself. But if you have nerve damage, then that system isn’t working. Damaged nerves will send false signals, and you may feel real pain often without a cause. The damaged nerves may also result in you not feeling pain when you have an injury.
3. Nerve Pain Triggers-
Some people find that certain body positions or activities such as standing in line or walking become painful. The damage may also make your body overly sensitive. Some individuals may experience pain from bed sheets draped lightly over the body.
4. Loss of Feeling-
Nerve damage causes loss of sensation or numbness in the fingertips, which makes it harder to do things with your hands. Knitting, typing, or even tying your shoes becomes difficult. Many individuals with nerve damage say that their sense of touch feels dulled, like if they are always wearing gloves.
Nerve pain is generally worse at night. The touch of your sheets or the pressure of lying down is uncomfortable. If you can’t sleep due to your nerve pain, make sure to mention it to your doctor. Modifying lifestyle habits or taking medicine always help.
6. Losing Balance-
Along with dulling your sense of touch, nerve damage can result in muscle weakness and affect your sense of balance, and this could lead to falls. Assistive devices like canes, braces or walkers may help. Also, take help from Physical and occupational therapy.
7. Unseen Injuries¬-
It doesn’t just cause pain but also cause numbness that may prevent you from feeling pain when it matters. People with the condition sometimes injure themselves without realizing it. Your doctor will recommend that you check yourself for injuries regularly, especially your feet.
8. Nerve Pain Progression-
If the condition is left untreated, the nerve damage will worsen over time. It usually starts with the nerves farthest from the brain and spinal cord such as the ones in the hands and feet. Then the nerve pain may move up into the legs and arms. However, if you get treatment for the condition causing the nerve damage, you may be able to stop the damage or even reverse it.