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.
Peripheral Neuropathy -- Symptoms, Types, and Causes of Peripheral Neuropathy
WebMD's guide to the causes and types of peripheral neuropathy.
What Is Postherpetic Neuralgia?
Some people have a lingering pain even after their shingles rash is gone. That could be a condition called postherpetic neuralgia. Find out more about what causes it and who might be more prone to get it.
Diagnosing and Treating a Spinal Cord Injury
Get the facts about spinal cord injury from the experts at WebMD.
Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetes, and Your Feet
Peripheral neuropathy caused by diabetes can be a big problem for your feet. Find out from the experts at WebMD how to prevent foot problems with proper foot care.
Chronic Pain Control: Pain Relief Without Pills
If you're a pain sufferer, here's some good news: Plenty of options exist to ease aches, and many of them don't come in pill form.
Chronic Pain and Alternative Treatments
Clinics and programs with a multidisciplinary, or comprehensive, approach to pain management are becoming more popular as people reject the traditional pill-and-surgery model of treating pain because they find it's not always effective.
Chronic Pain Management Improving
Chronic pain management is becoming easier as both patients and doctors focus on pain and what to do about it.
Chronic Pain Relief: New Treatments
New advances in drugs and technology mean there are now better solutions for chronic pain relief.
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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.
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: Nerve Pain Explained