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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.
Nerve Pain and Nerve Damage
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nerve pain and nerve damage.
Learn More About Nerve Blocks
Learn more from WebMD about the use of nerve blocks in pain management.
Diagnosing and Treating a Spinal Cord Injury
Get the facts about spinal cord injury from the experts at WebMD.
Pain Management Terms and Definitions
WebMD has put together a glossary of pain management terms and their definitions.
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.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 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.
Slideshow: 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.