Question by  Jesse (27)

What is neuralgia?

I have a sharp pain and was wondering if it could be neuralgia.


Answer by  addled (32)

Neuralgia is pain that occurs along the line of a nerve. This severe and sharp pain occurs from pressure on nerves, inflammation or toxins. Drugs, diabetes and certain infections can also cause pain. The symptoms of neuralgia include pain, tenderness, muscle spasms, sensitivity of the skin and muscle weakness. In the case of severe pain, consult a pain specialist.


Answer by  awanderingbard (55)

Neuralgia is a syndrome in which you experience shock-like, shooting or stabbing pain. Trigeminal neuralgia is experienced in the face, while postherpetic neuralgia follows shingles. It is rare.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

With this condition pain is not generated from the usual source, the pain receptors, but instead from changes in your neurological structure. Individuals that suffer from neuralgia suffer from chronic pain, it is not a disorder where pain will come and go quickly without recurring. People at higher risk include women, those over 50, multiple sclerosis and/or shingles patients.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

When you have a neuralgia pain is most often a nagging pain. Sort of sore joints and mild but consistent. This is nerve pain that is usually not sharp.


Answer by  PAtobeDU12 (239)

Neuralgia is pain along a nerve. It is usually caused by motor nerve damage. Symptoms of neuralgia include numbness, sharp pain, impaired function of a limb, and pain along the path of a nerve. You should consult your doctor to determine the exact cause of your pain.


Answer by  genuis2010 (123)

Neuralgia is pain because of any issue with nerves or nervous system.The cause of sharp pain can be anything depending upon site of the pain and symptoms associated with it.


Answer by  vsgunnam (222)

Neuralgia or neuropathic pain is a non-nociceptive pain,i. e, pain that is not related to activation of pain receptor cells in any organ or part of our body. Neuralgia is pain produced by structural changes in neurons or their functional changes that is difficult to diagnose and treat

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