By any chance, if your somatosensory system gets affected, whether it’s because of some damage or even a disease for that matter, you may experience neuropathic pain. Unfortunately, the pain may result in burning or coldness and at times, might even give you those ‘pins and needles’ sensations that are typically associated with this type of pain. If you are wondering what may make experience this pain in the first place, it should be known to you that neuropathic pain may occur because of various reasons such as:
- Chemotherapy; the pain may be a side effect of the treatment. Here, it’s worth mentioning that compression by a tumor could also be the reason for which you experience the pain.
- Sometimes, even nutritional deficiencies can lead to this type of pain.
- Some studies have shown that HIV-related neuropathies could also be responsible for this type of pain.
- Spinal cord stimulation: Interestingly, it is one of the few treatment options with really less complications involved, thanks to advancements that have taken place over the past decade. So, you can certainly expect relief without having to deal with the complications. Furthermore, just to let you know, the treatment would involve spinal cord stimulators, which by the way, would leverage electrodes. It should also be known to you that electrodes would be placed adjacent to your spinal cord for maximum relief.
- Antidepressants: Just to let you, antidepressants are typically used for neuropathic pain treatment when the purpose is to limit the pain signals that ascend to the brain.