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what are the tests for neuralgia?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Blood test: To check for gene mutation.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Doctor decides: Pain arising from an injured (cut, ruptured, bruised, with scarred healing, or being chronically pinched yet not killed) nerve.  sciatica is type of neuralgia.  diagnosis of a nerve that is not disconnected, scarred, healing, or being killed is exceedingly difficult and diagnosis is not benefitted by imaging studies or mri.  test of this syndrome depends on the examination by doctor.
Answered on Sep 15, 2013
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