How to treat nerve damage

Nerve damage can be caused by an array of different conditions. The source of the damage must be identified for healing to take place. There are several methods available to manage pain, but very few exist that will truly heal the nerves.

Identify the source of the nerve damage. It may stem from a previous surgical procedure, serious physical trauma, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, or degeneration due to ageing.

See a doctor. Whatever the source, if there is persistent pain or throbbing sensations anywhere in the body a doctor can address the nerve damage by employing any of the following solutions: Having the patient correct any nutritional inadequacies Regulating blood sugar in those who have diabetes Recommending physiotherapy Recommending surgery for those who experience physical trauma * Prescribing medicine for those with autoimmune diseases

Get into a management regimen. Pain management is an important part of diminishing the discomfort caused by nerve damage. A doctor may prescribe pain relievers, antiseizure medications, or certain antidepressants to help quell the feeling of pain.

Take fat-soluble vitamins as they help to repair the myelin surrounding the nerves. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are all fat-soluble and effective at treating damaged nerves. Eating protein-rich foods and leafy green vegetables is one way to get these vitamins, or they can be taken in the form of a vitamin supplement.

Along with taking any medicine prescribed by a doctor, there are alternative methods available to quell nerve pain. One of the most popular is acupuncture. Other methods include relaxation meditation and hypnosis.

Things You'll Need

  • Prescription pain medication
  • Fat-soluble vitamins
  • Protein-rich diet
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Mar Vin has been a freelance writer for over two and half years. Her work can be found on many websites such as,,, and more. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional sciences and dietetics from the University of Nebraska.