Neuralgia is the medical term that refers to nerve irritation and damage. 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.
The causes of neuralgia are diverse. Diabetes, trauma, or nerve damage from a previous surgery are a few of the most common causes of this condition. Untolerated infections of HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, or herpes can also have an effect on the nerves.
The symptoms of neuralgia commonly include:
Neuralgia can cause permanent damage to the acting nerves if it is left untreated. It is very important to seek medical help immediately if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above. This condition can be managed if detected early and treated properly. The Spine Care Center can provide treatments such as:
We will develop a personal neuralgia treatment plan that helps you manage your symptoms and prevent them from worsening. Please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.