What is neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain commonly presents as burning, pins & needles, numbness, electric shocks or itching. It has multiple causes including nerve injury, spinal cord damage and complications from shingles. Neuropathic pain can also arise following a surgical procedure.
Around 7–8% of adults experience pain that can be described as neuropathic, as well as one in four people with diabetes. Managing neuropathic pain can be challenging. It is associated with impaired quality of life and is often poorly managed, partly because neuropathic pain is often unrecognised by healthcare practitioners.
At Metro Pain Group, we regularly treat patients with neuropathic pain. We offer advanced and evidence-based treatment measures in conjunction with multidisciplinary care.
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