Do you have patients who have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy? If so, it’s vital they understand the condition falls under the larger umbrella of chronic pain. There are many causes of neuropathic pain, and they include everything from progressive nerve disease to infection or injury. One of the most frustrating aspects of this condition is that the discomfort can flare up at any time, seemingly untriggered.
There’s a reason for this. Neuropathic pain occurs when the body sends unwarranted (and generally untriggered) pain signals to the brain. And the condition will continue to progress if left unchecked.
Keep reading for a breakdown of chronic pain disorder and peripheral neuropathy so that you can empower your patients.