Neuralgia is the medical term that refers to damage or irritation of the nerves. The pain is generated due to a change in function and structure of the nerves. Neuralgia begins in the peripheral nervous system which is responsible for sending information between the muscles, tissues and nerves.
Causes of Neuralgia are diverse. Diabetes, trauma or nerve damage from a previous surgery are a few causes of this condition. Untolerated infections of HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, or herpes can also have an effect on the nerves.
Symptoms of neuralgia include:
The pain has been described as a throbbing, sharp, shooting or stabbing pain.
Neuralgia is a condition that if undetected or improperly treated, can cause permanent damage to the acting nerves. It is very important to seek medical help immediately if you can relate to the above symptoms. This condition can be managed if detected early and treated properly. The Spine Care Center can provide treatments such as:
Your customized treatment for neuralgia will be presented by your Spine Care Center provider. Our specialists will work with you to help you take control of your neuralgia.