Nerve pain is pain in (the area surrounding) a nerve. Nerve pain is also called Neuralgia. Nerve pain can have various causes, it can be an effect of a disease but it can also be spontaneous. Nerve pain is named either after the place in the body where it occurs or the underlying disease which has caused it.
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Diabetic nerve pain is a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can develop nerve damage throughout the body. This may cause symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness in the hands, arms, feet, and legs.
Nerve pain caused by shingles
People suffering from shingles (herpes zoster) may experience nerve pain, sometimes long after the rash has disappeared. Shingles is a viral disease which causes a (mostly) painful skin rash with blisters on one side of the body (left or right), often in a stripe pattern. Nerve pain caused by shingles usually appears in patients over 60 years old. Nerve pain caused by shingles experience pain on and around the area of skin that was affected by the shingles rash.
Spontaneous nerve pain
Spontaneous nerve pain is often the result of injury or damage to a nerve. Sometimes you are aware of what has caused such injury or damage, but sometimes nerve pain can be unexplained. People suffering from spontaneous nerve pain may experience sensations of pins and needles, shooting, burning, stabbing pains at different locations in their bodies.
How can I ease the nerve pain?
Nerve pain can be treated with different painkillers such as Tramadol, Diclofenac and Ibuprofen. These painkillers disrupt the pain signal sent by the nerves to the brain and thereby reduce the sensation of pain.
Different forms of Nerve Pain
Nerve pain can take on many different forms, for instance: fibromyalgia, sciatica, phantom pain and trigeminal nerve pain.
Fibromyalgia is a wide spread form of nerve pain. People suffering from fibromyalia also experience a hightened sensitivity to pressure on the body and often have other health complaints such as fatigue, joint pain or stiffness and trouble sleeping. Fibromyalgia is often linked to phychological problems and depression.
Sciatica is a nerve pain in the lower back, legs or hip. The nerves in one of five spinal nerve roots of the sciatic nerves. Its most commonly causes lower back pain or pain in the buttocks. Sciatica is often caused by hernia but may also occur during pregnancy as a result of the pressure from the fetus on the sciatic nerves.
Phantom pain is a condition in which a person experiences pain in a body part which is no langer part of the body, for instance after it has been removed in amputation. The pain is caused by a neurological problem which sends pain signals to the brain, often from nerves left in the stump where the missing limb once was.
Trigeminal nerve pain is pain caused by nerves in the face. These nerves can be part of either the skin or the motor functions of the jaw used in for instance chewing. The nerves send pain signals to the brain, an exact cause of why this happens is often unknown.
What can I do to ease nerve pain?
Whether the causes of your nerve pain are known or not and regardless of which particular nerve pain you experience, many people suffering from it seek pain killers to help them ease the pain. Medix24 offers various drugs which might help to ease your nerve pain such as Tramadol, Diclofenac and Ibuprofen. These pain killers are not suitable for everyone, therefore we kindly ask that you fill out the questionnaire in the ordering process so that a Medix24 affiliated doctor can determine if a pain killer is right for you. For more information on these pain killers we refer you to their respective product pages.