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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