Nerve and Muscle Pain Specialist Questions and Answers
If you are suffering from neuropathy or nerve pain in Allen TX and Plano TX, trust the professionals at American Pain and Wellness to provide you with relief. Don’t let nerve pain get in the way of your life! For more information, please call us.
When you are experiencing pain, it can be challenging to know where to locate it, whether in your joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, bones or elsewhere. At American Pain and Wellness, our pain management specialists are highly skilled at diagnosing the cause and location of your pain and providing treatment for that pain. We would be happy to help you find relief from your nerve or muscle pain.
What are the symptoms of muscle pain?
Some of the symptoms of muscle pain (myalgia) or those that often occur alongside it include the following:
- Stiffness and weakness
- Tenderness in a single area
Muscle pain can either be limited to a single area or diffusely located throughout the body. If it is limited to a single area, it is usually caused by an injury, strain, stress, or tension. On the other hand, if it occurs throughout the body, it is more likely to be caused by an infection, medication, or underlying illness.
What are the symptoms of nerve pain?
The symptoms of nerve pain are relatively broad in terms of the sensations that can occur along with it, including burning, prickling, or tingling feelings throughout the day. In some cases, nerve damage can cause a complete loss of sensation or numbness in a particular area. Other symptoms that can occur with nerve pain include the following:
- Bladder, bowel, or digestive issues
- Burning, jabbing, sharp, or throbbing pain
- Dizziness or light-headedness, caused by changes in blood pressure
- Dulled sense of touch or extreme sensitivity to the touch
- Excessive sweating or inability to sweat
- Gradual development of numbness, prickling, or tingling
- Heat intolerance
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Muscle weakness
- Unnoticed injuries
Where can you feel nerve pain?
Since nerves are located throughout the body, nerve pain can be experienced in virtually every part of your body, such as your legs, arms, feet, hands, back, and face. Nerve pain occurs whenever there is damage or irritation to one or more nerves. There are numerous potential causes of nerve pain, such as diabetes, shingles and other infections, multiple sclerosis (MS), chemotherapy, trauma, or musculoskeletal issues that lead to pinched nerves.
How can you tell if you have nerve pain or muscle pain?
In general, muscle pain is typically experienced as a kind of aching or stiffness. If it is caused by injury, strain, or tension, it is usually localized to a particular area and hurts when the muscle is in use. In contrast, nerve pain is more often experienced as a sharp, burning, throbbing, or tingling pain that can occur randomly, whether you are at rest or not. With that said, it is not always apparent based on the symptoms you are experiencing, if it is nerve or muscle pain. As such, it is still a good idea to seek medical attention for nerve or muscle pain so that you can receive an accurate diagnosis.
Are there nerve doctors near me?
If you live in Allen and Plano TX, or the surrounding area, there are nerve doctors near you! At American Pain and Wellness, our doctors are highly skilled and trained in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating various types of nerve and muscle pain. As such, you will be in good hands here if you are experiencing either! You can find American Pain and Wellness in Allen and Plano TX. Our doors are open to you Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm. We serve patients from Allen TX, Plano TX, Fairview TX, McKinney TX, Parker TX, Lucas TX, Murphy TX, Frisco TX, Richardson TX, and Collin County Texas.