Neurological pain is one of the most difficult kinds of pain to tolerate. Nerve pain can be a sharp, shooting pain, or burning pain. There may also be overly sensitive skin and numbness in the affected area. Nerve pain can be caused by trauma, surgery, inflammation, spinal disc pathologies, disease, radiation treatments, infection, nerve degeneration, and even exposure to toxic drugs or chemicals, including chemotherapy agents. Some of the more common kinds of nerve pain are shingles, sciatica, trigeminal neuralgia, and neuropathy.
How Acupuncture Can Help
Not only is the pain from these and other neurological conditions debilitating in its intensity, pain medications are generally ineffective in treating the pain. Fortunately acupuncture is often very effective at nerve pain relief and also helps restore normal function. Acupuncture stimulates the brain and spinal cord to release an impressive array of chemicals, foremost of which are endorphins, which are natural opiates that kill pain. Acupuncture also raises the body’s pain threshold levels and promotes nerve tissue healing. If you or someone you know is suffering from nerve pain, consult with a licensed acupuncturist so that they, or you, can get relief.