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Nerve Pain Specialist

Lynx Healthcare

Pain Management Practice located in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, & Richland, WA

If numbness, tingling, burning, or chronic discomfort associated with nerve pain makes your life challenging, the pain management specialists at Lynx Healthcare in Spokane Valley, Kennewick, and Richland, Washington, are here for you. They offer advanced nerve pain treatments, such as radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation, to help you feel more comfortable. Schedule an appointment with Lynx Healthcare by phone or online to learn more today.

Nerve Pain Q & A

What is nerve pain?

Nerve pain is an uncomfortable feeling that results from nerve damage or a pinched nerve. Discomfort associated with nerve problems might feel like numbness, tingling, burning, or shooting pain.

If you don’t address nerve pain effectively, it can linger long-term, diminish your quality of life, and make everyday tasks feel unbearable. Treatment with the Lynx Healthcare team can offer you relief.

What causes nerve pain?

Numerous medical conditions can cause chronic nerve pain, including:

  • Surgical procedures
  • Nerve inflammation
  • Diabetes
  • Sciatica 
  • A herniated disc
  • Trauma
  • Some infectious diseases
  • Shingles
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Regardless of what’s causing nerve discomfort, Lynx Healthcare specialists offer effective pain relief. They personalize each treatment to give you the best outcome.

How does a doctor diagnose nerve pain?

To find the root cause of nerve pain, your pain management specialist reviews your medical history. They ask about symptoms you may have and complete a comprehensive physical and neurological examination. Your provider might recommend you undergo a blood test, MRI, nerve conduction study, or electromyography (EMG).

What are nerve pain treatment options?

After determining the cause of and severity of nerve pain, your pain management specialist might recommend:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes that can address nerve pain include eating a healthy diet, taking multivitamin supplements as needed, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. You might also experience pain relief after undergoing acupuncture.

Medications

Taking certain medications can alleviate nerve pain if other treatments haven’t worked. Your specialist lets you know which medicines best match your needs.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy can relieve a pinched nerve, strengthen surrounding tissue, and prevent future nerve problems. Therapeutic massage is often effective for nerve pain relief too.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

Your pain specialist might use TENS to deliver small electrical currents to nerves to alleviate discomfort.

Injections

Your provider may suggest epidural and peripheral nerve injections to help you feel more comfortable. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use growth factors sourced from your blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing response.

Spinal cord stimulation

Your provider can implant a spinal cord stimulator beneath your skin to send electrical pulses to your spinal cord and diminish nerve pain.

Radiofrequency ablation

During fluoroscopy-guided radiofrequency ablation, your provider uses a needle to heat targeted nerves and block pain signals to your brain.

Don’t suffer from nerve pain when Lynx Healthcare offers numerous pain relief solutions that can help you feel better quickly. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online to get started today.