Neuropathic pain is caused by injury or disease to the nervous system. There are several different types of neuropathy, including diabetic, central, and peripheral neuropathy.
The nerve damage that causes this pain can be caused by:
Symptoms include changes in sensation, including burning pain, tingling, or numbness. Some people describe their pain as “pins and needles.”
There is no cure for neuropathy or the accompanying pain. Treating this pain can be difficult and complex, so it is important to seek an experienced pain management expert for care.
Weill Cornell Pain Management physicians use the latest research, the most advanced equipment, and innovative therapies to diagnose pain and develop customized pain management plans for each patient.
We work closely with a broad team of specialists to help our patients regain independence, functionality, and improve their quality of life. After assessing your case, we will tailor a treatment plan that may include medication, pain management, and physical therapy. When surgery is part of the plan, we offer the most advanced minimally invasive techniques.
Weill Cornell Medicine often offers clinical trials, giving patients access to treatments that may not be available elsewhere. Learn more about Pain Management's current clinical trials.
To learn more about the ways we treat neuropathic pain, contact us today to schedule a consultation.