Neuralgia is nerve pain that occurs when a nerve is irritated. The pain spreads along nerve pathways and may be acute, chronic, mild, or severe. Some types of neuralgia are postherpetic neuralgia, which is associated with shingles; trigeminal neuralgia, or stabbing face pain; and occipital neuralgia, spinal nerve pain resulting in pain on one side of the scalp. Most neuralgia symptoms can be treated with medications. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how neuralgia is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Occipital Neuralgia: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatments, and More
WebMD explains occipital neuralgia, a disorder that causes intense headache, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.
An Overview of Postherpetic Neuralgia
WebMD looks at managing postherpetic neuralgia, the nerve pain that often lingers after a shingles rash goes away.
Postherpetic Neuralgia: Nerve Pain After Shingles
Sometimes, the pain of shingles continues long after the blisters and other symptoms have faded away. It’s called postherpetic neuralgia. Doctors can help you manage the pain.
Medications for Nerve Pain
Learn more from WebMD about prescription medications and treatments for nerve pain.