Nerve Pain

Pain Management of Oklahoma

Pain Management Physicians located in Broken Arrow, OK & Sand Springs, OK

Nerve pain is known for causing numbness, as well as burning, electrical pains. If you have lingering nerve pain, Brent Henderson, DO, and Jeff Halford, DO, provide holistic, integrative treatment solutions at Pain Management of Oklahoma in Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sallisaw, Grove, McAlester, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Don’t hesitate another day to get started on treatment. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment by phone today.

Nerve Pain Q & A

What causes nerve pain?

Nerve pain is different than muscle soreness or tenderness from strains and sprains, or joint pain from arthritis. When you have nerve pain, burning sensations can spread like wildfire for no obvious reason as you simply go about your day. If you experience nerve pain, it might be a sign of:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Herniated disc 
  • Pinched nerve
  • Shingles 

Nerve pain can even occur because of poorly managed diabetes. Blood sugar surges can damage your nerves, which is a condition known as diabetic neuropathy. 

When should I see a doctor for nerve pain?

Pain Management of Oklahoma provides research-driven treatments for nerve pain, so whether your pain is minor or severe, it isn’t something you have to learn to live with. It’s important to come in to the clinic for a nerve pain evaluation if you’re experiencing any of the following issues:

  • Shooting, stabbing, electrical pains
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Poor grip

Nerve pain tends to worsen with more use and wear-and-tear. You may even experience numbness, which is serious if you can’t feel wounds, cuts, or hot objects. If any of these nerve pain issues are affecting you, contact Pain Management of Oklahoma to see how Dr. Henderson and Dr. Halford can help. 

Which nerve pain treatments are available?

Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halford conducts head-to-toe physical exams and order any necessary screenings — like nerve studies or X-rays — to get to the root of your nerve pain. Once your doctor at Pain Management of Oklahoma diagnoses you, he spends time counseling you about why you have nerve pain and what you can do about it. Nerve pain treatments may include:

  • Nerve block injections
  • Epidural steroid injection 
  • Anticonvulsant (antiseizure) drugs
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

It’s also often helpful to apply a topical numbing cream when your nerve pain flares up. Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halford can recommend clinical-grade products you can use for acute nerve pain. 

Pain Management of Oklahoma provides integrative nerve pain solutions. You can book an appointment through the website or you can call to speak with a team member directly at any office.