Nerve Pain Specialist

Joseph Cabaret, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist & Addiction Medicine Specialist located in Camarillo, CA

You don’t have to suffer from the intense symptoms that come from nerve pain. Joseph A. Cabaret, MD in Camarillo, California is an interventional pain specialist who has been treating people with pain for over 26 years. He is ready to help you take charge of your nerve pain so you can return to leading the full and rewarding life you desire. Call Dr. Cabaret today or schedule an appointment online.

Nerve Pain Q & A

What causes nerve pain and damage?

Nerve damage and pain can be debilitating. Nerves in your spine and brain, as well as your peripheral nerves, can be damaged. Common causes of nerve pain and damage include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Trauma or compression of the nerves
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Drug side effects

Nutritional deficiencies, infectious diseases, and other health issues can also cause nerve pain. Dr. Cabaret’s expertise with nerve pain management can help with identifying and treating the source.

What are the symptoms of nerve pain and damage?

Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain, is often described with words like stabbing, tingling, prickling, and even numbness. However, your symptoms will vary depending on the nerve damage you are experiencing.

Your body has three types of nervous systems:

  • Autonomic nerves: responsible for your body systems that function automatically such as your heart pumping, maintaining your blood pressure, digestion, and temperature regulation
  • Motor nerves: control your actions and movements by sending information from your spinal cord and brain to your muscles
  • Sensory nerves: communicate information from your joints, muscles, and skin to your brain and spinal cord, allowing you to feel sensations like pain or something touching you

If you have damage to your autonomic nervous system, for example, you may experience bladder dysfunction, the inability to sense chest pain, or you may sweat too much.

Damage to the motor nerves can result in weakness and paralysis, while damage to sensory nerves may cause pain, numbness, burning, and more.

Your risk of developing nerve damage increases if you are overweight, over age 40, or have high blood pressure or diabetes.

How is nerve pain treated?

Nerve pain and damage respond very positively to interventional pain management treatments instead of just pain medication. Some, but not all, of the treatments Dr. Cabaret offers include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Peripheral nerve injections
  • Intrathecal pump implant
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Peripheral nerve stimulators
  • Fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections

Dr. Cabaret’s whole-body approach to your pain management helps control your nerve pain and restore your quality of life in a safe and supportive environment. Call today or schedule an appointment online.