Neuralgia is a general term to describe nerve pain. There are certain classifications to describe the different regions of nerve pain.
Some of those names are;
- Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)
- Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia (ATN)
- Occipital Neuralgia.
Sciatica and brachial plexopathy pain is also referred to as neuralgia.
These causes can affect the nerves therefore resulting in neuralgia.
- Pressure on nerves
- Multiple Sclerosis
In general, some symptoms of neuralgia are;
Neuralgia is difficult to diagnose and is more difficult to treat due to a different response to medication. The most common test to diagnose neuralgia is a nerve conduction study in which the peripheral nerve is activated and studied. Most treatment options are;
- Physical therapy
- Keeping an eye on blood sugar levels
- Surgery- to relieve pressure on nerve
Finding the damaged nerve within the body may take awhile, but most commonly found in the face or neck. The type of treatment will be based upon the type of neuralgia that is present. Advanced Soft Tissue Release, ASTR, may be able to help relieve the nerve pain.