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Neuralgia is characterized by a chronic sensation of pain burning or stabbing) that follows the path of a specific nerve, typically as a result of degenerative nerve damage. Although neuralgia may occur at any age, it is rare and most prevalent in people over the age of 50, and women are more susceptible than men. There are various classifications of neuralgia, depending on the nerve involved, th View more...
Although triggers for neuralgia are location-specific and pain can be triggered by any number of external stimuli (even a cool breeze can cause intense pain in someone suffering from occipital neuralgia), nerve damage is often at the root of neuralgia symptoms. The most commonly diagnosed sources of neuralgia include nerve inflammation or compression- usually by a muscle or blood vessel, and occas View more...
Unfortunately, there is no real way to guard against neuralgia. Because it often arises as a result of nerve damage, refraining from activities that could involve injury to the spine, such as whiplash, is the only way to possibly circumvent the condition.
Common Symptoms
Common symptoms for neuralgia are varied, but involve either a constant, burning pain, or a short, stabbing pain that occurs intermittently. The episodes, which occur only for a few seconds to a few minutes at a time, can be debilitating painful and can be triggered by something as light as a brief contact with the skin. Although there are distinct periods of remission and no lasting paralysis or View more...
Rare Symptoms
Rare symptoms for neuralgia include muscle spasms, and a slowed or even stopped heartbeat. Also, there can sometimes be localized numbness of the skin where painful attacks occur.
Traditional Treatment
Anticonvulsants, antidepressants, anti-spasticity drugs, painkillers, lidocaine skin patches, electrical nerve stimulation. Surgical options: microvascular decompression, balloon compression, glycerol injection, severing the nerve, radiation.
Alternative Treatment
Hypnosis, electric nerve stimulation, biofeedback, or a diet high in protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Also, acupuncture, B-complex vitamins, Zanthoxylum clava herculisis (Toothache Tree), or Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile). Other herbs include Arctium lappa (Burdock) and Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil's Claw).
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