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Nerve Pain Directory
Nerve pain can be a symptom of many different conditions, and is caused when the brain receives a pain signal where there is no immediate cause. Symptoms include burning, tingling, numbness and loss of reflexes. Usually, nerve pain results from damage from a physical injury or diseases like cancer, diabetes or HIV. Often, treatment of the latter conditions causes the nerve pain. Diagnosis is made in some cases by CT scans, MRIs and skin biopsies. Treatment will vary from over-the-counter topical treatments to anticonvulsants and antidepressants to painkillers to electrical stimulation. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about nerve pain, its causes, how it is diagnosed, treated, and much more.
Medications for Nerve Pain
Learn more from WebMD about prescription medications and treatments for nerve pain.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplements
Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant found in many foods and it's also made naturally in our bodies. Could supplements of this antioxidant be good for your health?
Over-the-Counter Nerve Pain Treatments
Nerve pain can be tough to manage. Learn more from WebMD about nonprescription and over-the-counter treatments that may help.
Conditions That Cause Nerve Pain
Nerve pain can be a symptom of many different conditions -- like cancer, HIV, diabetes, and shingles. Learn more from WebMD about the treatments for various types of neuropathy.
Natural Pain Relief: Supplements for Chronic Pain
If you’re living with chronic pain, you may have already tried the usual treatments. Could supplements offer an alternative?
Pain Tolerance and Sensitivity in Men, Women, Redheads, and More
WebMD investigates what factors influence your pain tolerance including gender, athleticism, mental health, and even hair color.
Is Your Pain Acute or Chronic?
To help you understand acute vs. chronic pain, WebMD talks with Eduardo Fraifeld, MD, president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Chronic Pain Management Improving
Chronic pain management is becoming easier as both patients and doctors focus on pain and what to do about it.
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Nerve Pain Explained
See nerve pain symptoms, causes, and treatment options. WebMD shows you tips for dealing with the tingling and numbness that may be caused by neuropathy.
Shingles Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Caused by the same virus behind chickenpox, shingles is a painful nerve root infection resulting in a skin rash. What does the shingles rash looks like? Who’s at risk? And who needs the shingles vaccine? Get your questions answered here.