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Pain Medicine (Neuralgia)


Neuralgia is a burning, stabbing, and regularly very serious pain that happens along a harmed nerve. The harmed nerve might be anywhere in the body, however is generally normal in the face and neck. The reason for a harmed nerve might be an illness like diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) or various sclerosis, a infection like shingles, or the consequence of advanced age. Treatment for the aggravation of neuralgia relies upon the reason.

Types of neuralgia

  • Postherpetic neuralgia

    It can occur anywhere in the body due to viral infection and results into painful rash and blisters.

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

    It is the trigeminal nerve pain that affects the different parts of the face. When the blood vessel press down on the nerve , it results into pain.

Trigeminal neuralgia causes include the irritation of the trigeminal nerve by a blood vessel or swelling in the brain. Its main symptom is severe facial pain. It usually affects one side of the face and occurs in the teeth, lower jaw, upper jaw, cheek or in the forehead or the eye.

  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

    This type of neuralgia occurs in glossopharyngeal nerve and causes pain in the neck and throat.


The hidden reason for a neuralgia is harm to a nerve. Each nerve in your body is secured by a covering called the myelin sheath. At the point when the myelin is harmed or erodes from the nerve, the wounding, extreme, shock-like agony of neuralgia results. There are various variables, including old age, which can make harm to the myelin. Shockingly, as a rule of neuralgia, a reason can never be found.

  • Infection
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pressure on Nerves
  • Diabetes (Diabetic Neuropathy)
  • Less Common Causes
  • chronic kidney disease
Pain Medicine (Neuralgia)
  • porphyria (a rare blood disease)
  • medications like cisplatin, paclitaxel, or vincristine (prescribed to cancer patients)
  • trauma, such as that caused by surgery
  • chemical irritation

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Neuralgic Pain Treatment Options

Neuralgia treatment in Coimbatore is done by chronic nerve pain specialist as follows:

Meds: Medicines can be utilized to relieve neuropathic pain. Meds endorsed may include:

Nerve Blocks

Nerve blocks (like trigeminal nerve block) are infusions aimed at a specific nerve or nerve bunch that is expected to diminish irritation and calm pain. Get the best treatment for nerve blocks in Manikonda at best chronic nerve pain hospitals in Hyderabad.

Chemical Neurolysis (Alcohol/Phenol Injections)

Alcohol or Phenol infusions are ordinarily utilized for getting significant help trigeminal neuralgia

Radiofrequency Ablation

RF ablation is normally utilized in trigeminal neuralgia to numb the aggravation creating structure and decrease the intensity of pain.

Neuralgic Pain Treatment Options present at Dr.Muthus Hospitals


Nerve pain often feels like a shooting, stabbing or burning sensation. Sometimes it can feel as sharp and sudden as an electric shock. You may be very sensitive to touch or cold. You may also experience pain as a result of touch that would not normally be painful, such as something lightly brushing your skin.

Nerve pain is usually caused by an injury or disease that affects your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or the nerves that run to your muscles and organs.

Common causes include:

  • an injury to your brain, spine or nerves
  • poor blood supply to your nerves
  • heavy alcohol use
  • phantom pain after an amputation
  • vitamin B12 or thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency
  • medicines

Nerve pain can be difficult to treat, but there are many strategies you can try. Treating the underlying cause, if there is one, is the first step. Pain relief and other medicines can help, as can non-drug treatments such as exercise, acupuncture and relaxation techniques.

Your doctor will also treat or manage any underlying conditions such as diabetes and vitamin B12 deficiency.

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