Neuropathic Pain (Neuralgia)

Neuropathic Pain (Neuralgia)

08 Jun, 2019

What is Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, is one of the most intense forms of chronic pain caused by a problem with one or more nerves themselves. The function of the nerve is affected in a way that it sends abnormal pain messages to the brain.

Symptoms of Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is often described as

It can occur all the time or come in spurts. Likewise, it can range in intensity from being mild and nagging to severe and disabling

What causes Neuropathic pain?

Various conditions can affect nerves and may cause neuropathic pain. These include the following:

Diagnosing Neuropathic Pain

To diagnose neuropathic pain, your doctor will conduct an interview and physical exam. He or she may ask questions about how you would describe your pain, when the pain occurs, or whether anything specific triggers the pain. The doctor will also ask about your risk factors for neuropathic pain and may also request both blood and nerve tests.

How do we treat Neuropathic Pain?

Neuropathic pain does not respond to traditional painkillers like paracetamol or diclofenac. Treatment is more comprehensive and includes:

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