Chronic Back Pain Related to A Herniated Disc Often Leads to Compressive Neuropathy Symptoms.
If you have back pain related to a herniated, ruptured, or slipped disc, you are most likely also suffering from compressive neuropathy. And that means chronic pain, because it’s almost impossible to get comfortable when your back always hurts.
Even though compressive neuropathy symptoms are caused by your back problems, the first place this new chronic pain will show up is in your legs and feet.
Pain from compressive neuropathy can include symptoms like:
- A sense of deep cold or burning in your legs or feet
- Continual tingling, weakness, or numbness in your legs and feet
- Spasms in the muscles of your legs
- Pain that radiates from legs down into feet
- Sharp, shooting pain like an electric shock
This kind of pain can be crippling. It affects your entire life, from your everyday moods to your ability to sleep or even perform normal activities. Many people with compressive neuropathy also suffer from anxiety or depression.
A doctor who is well-trained in compressive neuropathy will focus first of all on managing your pain, and then begin treating numbness or weakness in your back, legs, and feet. Preventing any additional injuries will also be a high priority in your treatment.
It is possible to recover from compressive neuropathy without surgery within just a few months, if appropriate treatment is sought.
The key is to seek out a trained neuropathy clinician who will do a thorough assessment and evaluation in order to give you an accurate diagnosis. He or she will then prescribe a combination of in-office treatments, medications, lifestyle adjustments, and integrative stress-reducing activities in order to reduce your compressive neuropathy symptoms as quickly as possible.
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