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Neuralgia is a form of non-nocioceptive pain. Neuralgia (neuropathy or neuritis) is caused by nerve dsyfunction. Neuralgia is usually caused by a nerve being trapped, compressed or pinched and less commonly caused by some other diseased process. Causes of neuralgia include:
• Nerve Degeneration - multiple sclerosis, stroke , brain
hemorrhage, oxygen starvation
• Nerve Pressure – trapped nerve
• Nerve Inflammation – torn or slipped disc
• Nerve Infection – shingles and other viral infections.
Types of Neuralgia (Nerve Pain):
• Entrapment Neuropathy
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Peripheral Neuropathy:
Peripheral Neuropathy is not a disease but a symptom of other diseases. It is associated with loss of function of touch, pain, vibration, positional sense and is associated with painful tingling sensations and numbness.
• Phantom Limb Pain:
Pain arising from a part of the body that has been amputated.
•Central Post Stroke Pain:
This pain starts when part of the CNS is injured. It usually occurs after a stroke.
•Post Herpetic Neuralgia:
Pain that persists after an acute case of Shingles. Shingles is a an acute viral infection of the Peripheral and Central nervous system by the herpes zoster virus. It usually affects a single spinal nerve root. The virus is constantly surpressed. When the immune system become suppressed the virus will acutely infect the nerve.
• Post Traumatic Neuropathy:
Pain that occurs after an injury or after a medical procedure such as surgery, injections, radiotherapy, etc.
Pain in the pelvis. Pelvic, perineal region (genitals, perianal). The nerves in these areas are damaged from: delivery of a baby, bone tumors, pelvic surgery, pelvic fracture, direct blunt trauma, excessive cycling, horse back riding, constipation.
Pain from the abnormal function of the sympathetic nervous system.
Caused by the formation of cavities in the spinal cord, most commonly in the cervical (neck) region . It causes nerve pain (neuralgia), tingling, numbness and muscle atrophy in the upper limbs. It needs to be differentiated from a slipped disc in the neck.