A BRIEF REVIEW ON NEURALGIA
Duru Siri*, K. Malleswari and Dr. D. R. Brahma Reddy
Neuralgia refers to the combination of two Greek words “neuron” meaning „nerve‟ + “algos” meaning „pain‟. If anyone is frequently experiencing any sort of burning or severe stabbing pain, then it indicates the existence of damaged or irritated nerve. This kind of typical pain is known as Neuralgia which can occur throughout the body & face. Neuralgia is characterised by stabbing, burning and often severe pain due to irritated or damaged nerves. The damaged nerve may be anywhere in the body, but is most common in face & neck and the damage may be caused by several things, including: aging, diseases etc. Generally, neuralgia isn‟t an illness, but a symptom of injury or any other particular disorders. Normally, pain is triggered by the stimulation of pain receptors but in case of neuralgia, pain is instead caused by an abnormal change in the structure or function of the nerves. The term neuralgia is also used to refer the pain associated with sciatica and brachial plexopathy.
Keywords: Introduction, epidemiology, etiology, types, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, complications, risk factors, treatment.
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