Neuralgia is a stabbing, burning or severe type of pain that is caused by a damaged nerve. Although neuralgia can happen anywhere in the body, it most commonly affects the face and neck. Neuralgia is sometimes caused by a disease such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis or from a condition like shingles.
Types of Neuralgia
There are different types of neuralgia that can happen in different parts of your body. These include:
- Trigeminal neuralgia – associated with pain from the trigeminal nerve
- Postherpetic neuralgia – occurs as a complication of shingles anywhere on the body
- Glossopharyngeal neuralgia – occurs from the glossopharyngeal nerve
- Occipital neuralgia – caused by damage to the occipital nerves
- Infraorbital neuralgia – caused by damage to the infraorbital nerve, a branch of the trigeminal nerve
- Supraorbital neuraglia – caused by damage to the supraorbital nerve, a branch of the trigeminal nerve
Neuralgia pain can be intense and even debilitating. At the Pain Center, we offer a full range of treatment options for neuralgia pain.
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