Common Triggers for Chronic Pain

By: Dr. Jerry Lewis


Common Causes for Chronic Nerve Pain

Pain is a natural response that your body has to let your brain know that there is something wrong. While painful symptoms typically subside after a few days or weeks when it comes to minor injuries, pain can become chronic when they linger for several months.

When it comes to managing chronic pain symptoms, it is important to know what can bring on and exacerbate these unwanted aches and pains.

Poorly Managed Diabetes

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage that is brought on by poorly managed diabetes. When you have high blood sugar and high amounts of fats present in your blood for long periods of time, nerve damage can occur.


Chemotherapy is a common course of treatment for many different forms of cancer. While chemotherapy drugs are effective when it comes to shrinking and preventing the growth of tumors, they can also lead to nerve damage. This is called chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.

Excessive Alcohol Consumption

While drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can be harmful to various areas of your health, it can also bring on chronic pain. Alcoholic neuropathy happens when excessive drinking leads to nerve damage. Although more research needs to be done on what causes this form of nerve damage, it is believed that alcohol causes direct poisoning to the nerves.

Pain Management Specialists in Frisco and Irving, TX

At Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine, we understand that aches and pains affecting the body can negatively impact your quality of life. Our team of pain management specialists and physiotherapists works with our patients to create efficient and effective treatment plans specific to their individual needs and goals.

Call on the specialists at Lewis Pain & Physical Medicine and let us be your partner in pain relief! To schedule a free consultation, call (214) 613-0960 or contact us today to be seen within 48 hours.

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