Nerve Pain Treatments in New Jersey
When the cause of your pain can’t be immediately traced to an injury or clear underlying condition, it can be difficult to find relief. In many cases, nerve pain is the source of this discomfort, and patients need to see an experienced doctor for nerve pain who understands how to identify and treat their condition.
With locations in Paramus, West New York, and Union, New Jersey, Dr. Thomas Ragukonis of Bergen Pain Management helps individuals across Northern New Jersey understand the cause of their nerve pain and receive the minimally invasive treatment they need to make a successful recovery.
Diagnosing the Cause of Nerve Pain
Most nerve pain is caused by damaged neurons after an injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack. These neurons malfunction, sending false signals that your brain interprets as pain. It may not feel like a normal injury, so the cause of this discomfort might seem unclear. Bergen Pain Management can evaluate and identify its source as one of the following conditions:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): This condition typically affects an arm or leg and results from high levels of nerve impulses sent to a single site.
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD): This nerve pain is often worse than the original injury and is caused by mixed signals in the sympathetic nervous system.
- Painful Peripheral Neuropathy: Damage to the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord results in peripheral neuropathy, which may cause tingling, sensitivity, and coordination issues.
- Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: One complication of diabetes is neuropathy, which can injure nerves throughout the body but especially in the legs and feet.
- Sciatica: This pain radiates from the lower back, through the hip, and down a single leg.
- Nerve Sheath Tumor: Tumors in the nerve sheath put pressure on neurons, causing pain.
- Pinched Nerve: This occurs when bones, muscles, spinal discs, or connective tissue put excessive pressure on a bundle of nerves.
- Degenerative Disc Disease: Worn-down spinal discs may slip and pinch nearby nerves.
- Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis: As the spine deteriorates, it can begin to bend abnormally. The resulting kinks can pinch nerves, causing pain.
- Radiculopathy: This condition results from a compressed nerve anywhere in the spinal column.
- Ligament Injuries: A stretched or torn ligament may function inadequately or improperly, putting pressure on nerves or bending them in unusual ways.
- Tendonitis: When tendons become inflamed, they may pinch or compress local nerves.
- Plantar Fasciitis: A thick band of tissue runs across the bottom of the foot. When this band becomes inflamed, it pinches nerves in the heel and causes stabbing pain.
How We Can Help
If you’re experiencing nerve pain, Dr. Ragukonis can help. He provides a variety of cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures that offer lasting relief for those affected by nerve pain. When you visit Bergen Pain Management, he’ll work with you to understand your condition and treatment options to find a care plan that works for you. Available treatments include:
- Trigger point injections
- Dorsal root ganglion and stellate ganglion nerve blocks
- Intercostal and sympathetic nerve blocks
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Dorsal root ganglion stimulators
- TENS therapy
- Physical therapy
In addition to the latest treatment methods, Dr. Ragukonis also offers compassionate, patient-centered care to every individual he treats. Our practice will do everything possible to help you feel comfortable and offers more than 20 years of award-winning care for patients with chronic pain and nerve disorders.