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What is neuropathic pain?

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Neuropathic pain is often is the result of nerve damage or a problem with the nervous system. People often describe it as s a shooting or burning pain. It can go away on its own, but is often chronic. Sometimes it is unrelenting and severe, and sometimes it comes and goes.

From: Neuropathic Pain Management WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Chronic Pain Association: "Neuropathic Pain."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

The Neuropathy Association: "Types of Neuropathic Pain."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 12, 2017

SOURCES:

American Chronic Pain Association: "Neuropathic Pain."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet."

The Neuropathy Association: "Types of Neuropathic Pain."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 12, 2017

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