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What are symptoms of nerve pain?

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Symptoms of nerve damage can be different from person to person. Sometimes, the nerves become very sensitive. Something that normally feels painless -- a breeze on your arm, the sensation of a bed sheet on your body -- becomes painful.

Damage to the sensory nerves can also cause:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Pricking
  • Loss of reflexes

SOURCES:

Cruccu, G. , 2007. European Journal of Neurology

Dworkin, R. October 2009. American Journal of Medicine,

Dworking, R. April 11, 2010.

FamilyDoctor.org web site: "Diabetic Neuropathy."

Freynhagen, R. , August 2009. BMJ

Gilron, I. , Oct. 10, 2009. The Lancet

Haanpaa, M. October 2009. American Journal of Medicine,

Jensen, T. , Oct. 10, 2009. The Lancet

Medscape Medical News: “Modest Exercise Helps Chronic Pain Patients.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Neuropathic Pain."

National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke web site: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

National Pain Foundation web site: "Using Complementary Therapy," "Neuropathic Pain," “Living with Pain - Reaping the Benefits of Exercise.”

Natural Standard web site: "Massage."

O'Connor, A. October 2009. American Journal of Medicine,

Weill Cornell Medical College web site: "Neuropathic Pain."

University of Chicago - Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: "Types of Peripheral Neuropathy - Inflammatory."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes."

Onesti, E. Oct. 17, 2013.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 8, 2018

SOURCES:

Cruccu, G. , 2007. European Journal of Neurology

Dworkin, R. October 2009. American Journal of Medicine,

Dworking, R. April 11, 2010.

FamilyDoctor.org web site: "Diabetic Neuropathy."

Freynhagen, R. , August 2009. BMJ

Gilron, I. , Oct. 10, 2009. The Lancet

Haanpaa, M. October 2009. American Journal of Medicine,

Jensen, T. , Oct. 10, 2009. The Lancet

Medscape Medical News: “Modest Exercise Helps Chronic Pain Patients.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "Neuropathic Pain."

National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke web site: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

National Pain Foundation web site: "Using Complementary Therapy," "Neuropathic Pain," “Living with Pain - Reaping the Benefits of Exercise.”

Natural Standard web site: "Massage."

O'Connor, A. October 2009. American Journal of Medicine,

Weill Cornell Medical College web site: "Neuropathic Pain."

University of Chicago - Center for Peripheral Neuropathy: "Types of Peripheral Neuropathy - Inflammatory."

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: "Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes."

Onesti, E. Oct. 17, 2013.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 8, 2018

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