Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is one of the worst pains you can feel. It’s also hard to treat. 

Medications can sometimes help, but they are often not helpful. Even opioids at best usually provide about 30% relief. Medications like Pregabalin, Gabapentin, and some antidepressants may provide relief. I believe they also work to calm the Limbic system. An over-the-counter medication that could help is Capsaicin. It can be applied topically as a 0.075% cream. Outside of Canada, it can be found as an 8% patch. Applying this cream can lead to redness, burning, pain, itch, and swelling. Some of my patients have found tumeric helpful, and even CBD oil or cannabinoids. Please consult your health care provider about these Medications

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where a nerve running through the wrist gets swollen and inflamed.

Using a carpal tunnel brace at night can help. Also some people find taking vitamin B6 and B12 helps. Always consult your doctor first.
Neuropathy is damage to nerves and causes severe pain, called neuropathic pain. Diabetes is a common cause of neuropathy.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a complicated condition. Below is a video and here is a link from BC HealthLink.