FAQs on Prescription Pain Creams for Neuropathy
In a great many cases, the cause of neuropathic pain is not specifically known. Spinal surgery; diabetes; alcoholism; and multiple sclerosis are among the many suspected causes. Pain associated with neuropathy is often accompanied by tingling and burning sensations; numbness; and sharp shooting pains. In most cases, a physician will want nerve tests, blood tests and a basic examination of the patient.
Why is it debilitating?
If an underlying cause, such as diabetes, is suspected or associated with neuropathy, the first step recommended is to seek and employ better management methods for this. Most forms of neuropathy are believed to be caused by damage to the nerves. If it is left untreated, the result can be further nerve damage. Severe and extensive nerve damage can sometimes be revealed by paralysis when it is not treated by a professional physician. Neuropathy can present uncontrollable muscle twitching and the loss of both bone and muscle.
How do topical pain creams help Neuropathy?
There are a number of topical creams currently on the market to effectively treat neuropathic pain. Some of these contain medicines which may also be obtained in oral form. Others contain ingredients which should only be applied topically. One of the major advantages of utilizing topical methods, is eliminating or reducing severe side effects that accompany medications taken orally. Another is the time required for effect. That which must be taken orally, requires much more time to act upon the discomfort. Topical medications are absorbed efficiently and act quickly.
What are the types of pain cream available Neuropathy?
Topical painkilling creams are extremely popular because they act quickly. Some creams have an added anti-inflammatory ingredient such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is known as an NSAID and should only be used with a doctor’s instruction. These types of ointments reduce inflammation and decrease pain simultaneously. An added bonus is that the reduction of inflammation itself, is effective in treating pain and discomfort.
Topical lidocaine creams are another extremely effective treatment for reducing neuropathic pain. Lidocaine is a numbing agent and it is added to a base that may be quickly absorbed by the skin. This decreases discomfort and pain associated with neuropathy much more quickly than oral prescriptions.
Capsaicin ointments are often recommended for effective and efficient treatment of neuropathic pain, especially for diabetic neuropathy. One of the main neuropeptides responsible for sending pain messages to the brain is known as substance P and capsaicin inhibits this process dramatically. It is also thought to inhibit other forms of peptides responsible for these pain messages and thus is an effective treatment for neuropathy pain.
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