Neuralgia

Treated by Ark-La-Tex Spine Care – serving Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas

With nerve damage there can be a wide array of symptoms. Which ones you may have depends on the location and type of nerves that are affected. Damage can occur to nerves in your brain and spinal cord. It can also occur in the peripheral nerves, which are located throughout the rest of your body.

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling or prickling
  • Burning
  • Problems with positional awareness

Diagnosis

Diagnostic tests are not usually necessary to confirm the cause of your back pain however a physical examination will be completed by a physician to assess your pain, flexibility, and range of motion.

Often, the first goal of treatment is to address the underlying condition that’s causing your nerve pain or nerve damage.

Treatment

  • Cortisone Shots
  • Medications
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)