Nerve pain can be difficult for many patients to describe. Many patients find it frustrating going from doctor to doctor but never getting any real answers. Some people give up, thinking ‘nothing can be done’, and ‘I just need to learn to live with it’.
And that’s sad. Because often times something can be done. More than just taking pain killers every day. But it starts with an accurate diagnosis. Which nerve is causing the pain? What is irritating it? Is it chemical irritation, muscle irritation, arthritis, disc injury (etc.)?