Neuropathic pain is chronic pain that can occur in the neck or spine that comes from a damaged or dysfunctional nerve. As a result of this damaged nerve, patients often receive incorrect signals that are perceived as pain. Patients who have injury to tissue will often feel this false sense of pain, along with pins and needles, numbness and a tingling sensation. Most often, this type of pain does not respond well to pain medications so if the pain persists, other pain management procedures will need to be evaluated.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.