Economic factors are not the only cause of depression. In a number of diseases that make life more difficult for a person, neuropathy, that is, diseases of the peripheral nerves, is the key. If those with persistent pain do not seek medical attention, the condition may not only worsen, but it will lead to depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.
Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that results from defects and diseases of the nervous system.
It can be caused by diabetes, certain types of tumors, HIV and AIDS, shingles, trauma, and deformities.
Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain, unlike acute pain, it has a protective function and therefore must be properly diagnosed and treated, explains one of the most famous neurologist in the world, Gerard Micah.
It is important to react quickly in time to the appearance of such pain, it is very important that patients who have neuropathic pain do not use traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs themselves without a doctor’s prescription, since in this case they are often not effective.
“As a result of such pain, the brain adapts to the loss of sensory information, and the whole body suffers, so-called functional plasticity arises. Patients have all the known symptoms, numbness, tingling, you feel like someone is poking with needles, ”explains Professor Gerard Micah.
“You should pay attention to the type of pain, the presence of other diseases in the patient. The principle of individual therapy is mandatory, so doctors must adapt to the patient, select individual treatment. But it should also be borne in mind that any neuropathy is the body’s response to certain certain emotional disturbances and suffering of a person, and here, in particular, diseases arise from nerves, emotional and mental overstrain, ”says the professor.
According to the American Association, one in four Americans suffers from some form of chronic pain, and in the past twenty years, this is the main reason people have to take sick leave.
It has been estimated that companies in the United States lose hundreds of billions of dollars annually to neuropathic pain in their employees.