What Causes Nerve Pain?
Posted on Apr 19, 2021

Have you had pain that you can’t quite explain? Is it a shooting, stabbing, or burning sensation?

Does it feel like a sharp electric shock? Do you simply have areas that feel odd or not quite right?  

It might be nerve pain or nerve dysfunction.

It is believed 15 to 20 million people in America are experiencing some type of nerve pain.

Nerve pain can be caused by many catalysts, and today we’re discussing how nerve pain and damage can develop.


NERVE PAIN IS NERVE DAMAGE


Nerve pain occurs when there is damage to the nerves. This might be internal damage from cellular processes or external damage from entrapments.  

There may not be a visible sign of injury in some cases of nerve pain.

Our body is covered in and filled with nerves that send signals to and from the brain.

One of those main signals is pain.

This particular system (the pain system) of signaling the brain can malfunction resulting in nerve pain.

Everything could be completely fine, but your brain is receiving signals from damaged nerves that there is something very wrong.

This results in what some would say is pain without a purpose.

Pain may not actually mean there is anything broken or damaged.

In fact, the International Association for the Study of Pain describes pain as a sensation that may occur with or without actual tissue damage.


WHAT CAUSES NERVE DAMAGE?


This nerve damage can develop after a physical injury, disease, drug, or toxin (including alcohol).

Low grade and chronic inflammation is a well-known cause of nerve damage.  

Some common causes of nerve damage are:

  • Diabetes
  • HIV
  • Autoimmune conditions like HIV & Lupus
  • Some Cancers
  • Lyme Disease
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Chemotherapy
  • Many pharmaceuticals
  • Heavy metals & other environmental toxins

While some people have been able to have their nerve pain diagnosed and a cause defined, there are also those with idiopathic or unexplained nerve pain.

Nerve pain is labeled idiopathic when current medical knowledge and testing are not able to explain how, when, or why nerve damage occurred. Sadly, up to 50% of cases of neuropathy remain ‘idiopathic.’  


HOW IS NERVE PAIN TREATED?


NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can sometimes alleviate nerve pain.

However, since the source of the pain is not inflammatory, many people do not find them to be effective for nerve pain.

Additionally, there are a lot of problems with NSAIDs and how they affect cellular function and sometimes these are implicated in damage to cells as well.  

Some doctors will prescribe opioid pain medication. However, they also are not very effective and could lead to a dependency on the drugs.

Most opioids simply trick the brain into not caring or noticing pain and meanwhile cause a depletion of hormones, organ damage, and often times addiction.  

Nerve blockers like steroid injection, local anesthetics, or other pain medications can be used to temporarily block signals from the nerves to the brain.

Many physicians use anti-convulsant and anti-depressant medications to treat such pain as well.

Nerve pain can be difficult to effectively treat and manage.


FIGHT NERVE PAIN WITH WELL THEORY


Dr. Meredith Warner's Nervous System Multivitamin and Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplements combine to form your perfect defense against nerve pain!

Here's how they work.

Dr. Meredith Warner developed her Nervous System Multivitamin with a unique formulation to help soothe frayed nerve endings and reduce neuropathic pain.

After extensive research and years of clinical experience treating the pain of diabetic neuropathy and sciatica, she realized that current prescription medications are lacking in effectiveness or have too many terrible side effects.  

She made the Nervous System Multi with natural and effective molecules such as:

  • Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)
  • Chlorella (Algae Super Food)
  • Luteolin
  • N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC)
  • Resveratrol
  • and Omega 3 Fatty Acids

In addition, Dr. Warners newest supplement formulation - her Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplement - offers phenomenal benefits against nerve pain:

  • It has highly antioxidant properties
  • It fights free radicals and oxidative stress
  • And it alleviates pain and inflammation for additional relief for your nerves!

Pair these supplements together for the perfect defense against pain!

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