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Nerve Pain Specialist

Daljit S Buttar, MD -  - Interventional Pain Management Physician

Daljit S Buttar, MD

Interventional Pain Management Physician & Headache Specialist located in Raleigh, NC & Charlotte, NC

Numbness, tingling, and burning pain are all symptoms of nerve damage. At ASPIRE HEALTH in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, experienced interventional pain management physician Daljit S. Buttar, MD, and his exceptional staff offer an array of nerve pain treatments to improve your quality of life. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Nerve Pain Q&A

What is nerve pain?

Nerve pain results from nerve damage, a common condition that occurs for various reasons. ASPIRE HEALTH providers offer numerous nerve pain treatments to reduce discomfort caused by nerve damage and help you live your best life.

What are the symptoms of nerve damage?

Common symptoms you may have with nerve damage include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning pain
  • Prickling
  • Throbbing 
  • Jabbing pain
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Radiating pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Falling down
  • Lack of coordination
  • Paralysis
  • Heat intolerance
  • Digestive, bowel, or bladder problems 
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness 

Getting treated for nerve damage not only alleviates pain but can also reduce your risk of future nerve problems. 

What are the risk factors for nerve pain?

Anyone can experience nerve pain, but some factors boost your risk of developing it. Examples include:

  • Diabetes
  • Injuries
  • Disc herniation
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Sciatica
  • Infections 
  • Tumors
  • Bone marrow issues
  • Alcoholism
  • Toxin exposure
  • Some medications
  • Vitamin deficiencies 
  • Repetitive motions
  • Heavy lifting
  • Poor posture 
  • Family history or nerve problems

Adopting healthy habits, such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, and not smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol reduces your risk of nerve pain.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of nerve pain?

To find out what’s causing your nerve pain, Dr. Buttar discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. He checks your vital signs and completes a physical examination, including a neurological exam.

He may order blood tests, CT scans, MRIs, nerve tests, and skin or nerve biopsies. Dr. Buttar personalizes nerve-pain treatments to offer the most effective, long-lasting outcomes.

How is nerve pain treated?

Common treatments available at ASPIRE HEALTH for nerve pain include:

  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Plasma exchange
  • Diabetes management
  • Injections 
  • Regenerative medicine 
  • Surgery 

ASPIRE HEALTH providers can tailor your nerve pain treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and improve overall quality of life.

Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about the many nerve pain treatments available at ASPIRE HEALTH and get the relief you deserve.