Neuralgia also known as ‘neuropathic pain’ and is caused by disease or damage to the central and/or peripheral nervous system. This type of pain alters the communication from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain.


The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system consists of all the nerves exiting the spinal cord down to the tissue cell level.

Damage to these areas can give rise to a number of symptoms such as:

  • Pins and needles
  • Numbness/ tingling
  • Electric like pain
  • Sharp/ stabbing pain
  • Shooting pain
  • Burning
  • Extra sensitization to a non-painful stimuli

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