Features October 2018 Issue

What Is Nerve Pain?

What Is Nerve Pain?

All pain is experienced through nerves, yet there are different types of pain depending on how nerves are affected.

This will likely be one of the first questions your doctor asks if you complain of chronic pain. Unless there is an obvious reason for pain, your doctor needs a lot of information to identify the underlying cause. This includes the location, type, intensity and frequency of pain. The doctor is partly trying to determine whether the pain is nociceptive or neuropathic (also called nerve pain), or possibly both.

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