Nerve related pain is also called Neuralgia. Usually, any other cause for pain is not
found then we think of nerve-related pain. The typical characteristic of this pain is
burning, stabbing, pinprick, or tingling sensation in the affected area. Most of our
patients complain of pain ranging from a specific area to the whole body. This pain
either could be due to over-sensitivity of the nerves or any specific disease-related
example herpetic Neuralgia. Even a few of our patients a labeled as if the pain is in their
head, or they are pretending or even psychiatric reference is being done.
Causes of Nerve Pain
When the sensitivity of the nerves increases or if the patient suffers from any pain for a
longer duration of time then the pain handling capacity of the body becomes weak
which ultimately results into pain and depression.
Various causes are as follows:
Compression or pressure on the nerves
KIdney problem related affection of the nerve
Neuropathy due to the drugs
Genitofemoral neuralgia causing pain in testis for a longer duration
Cancer affecting the nerves
Nerve Block Treatment:
The treatment is primarily aimed at Treating the underlying disease if present or
The drugs are used to decrease the sensitivity of the nerve and increase the capacity
of the body to handle the pain.
the radiofrequency ablation of the concerned nerve is done which helps in long
term pain relief
Neurolysis: alcohol or phenol neurolysis is used in pain related to the cancer