Neuropathic pain disorders result from damage or disease involving the nervous system and can affect any part of the body. When severe, neuropathic pain can be both disabling and difficult to treat with medications. Opioid pain medications, for example, are often ineffective for these disorders and also carry the risk of dependence.
Common neuropathic pain disorders include trigeminal neuralgia, failed back surgery syndrome, neuropathic leg or arm pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and occipital neuralgia, among others. Fortunately, there are a variety of neurosurgical procedures that can help diminish - and in some cases even eliminate - pain from these syndromes, including microvascular decompression, percutaneous rhizotomy, spinal cord stimulation, and dorsal root ganglion stimulation. Please click on a disorder or procedure or reach out to our team to learn more.