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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Overview)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, trigeminal neuralgia, or infection.


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What are the symptoms of neuralgia?

What are the symptoms of neuralgia?

Pain: Neuralgia means nerve pain, the pain is often of a burning, constant nature. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
1,922 Doctors shared insights

Neuralgia (Overview)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, trigeminal neuralgia, or infection.


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Dothiepin has benefit in management of neuralgia. Can withdrawal of dothiepin cause nerve pain as a withdrawal symptom?

Dothiepin has benefit in management of neuralgia. Can withdrawal of dothiepin cause nerve pain as a withdrawal symptom?

Yes: If this tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) is working for the treatment of your neuralgia, then if you stop taking the medication, it's likely the neuralgia pain will reemerge. Discontinuation after chronic TCA use can lead to Parkinson-like symptoms and balance problems. See your physician before making any medication changes. Http://www. Medscape. Org/viewarticle/413110_3 ...Read more

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How long does shingles last and what are key signs of postherpetic neuralgia?

How long does shingles last and what are key signs of postherpetic neuralgia?

A and B: A. Duration 7 to 14 days, average 10
b. Severe burning pain in distribution of rash which may persists for days to months or years, long after rash has resolved. In the absence of a definite skin rash at any time, diagnosis of post-herpetic neuralgia is suspect. ...Read more

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ENT diagnosis - neuralgia. Can neuralgia- sore throat, feel sick, ear ache, ear pressure be the symptoms of withdrawal from Dothiepin?

ENT diagnosis - neuralgia. Can neuralgia- sore throat, feel sick, ear ache, ear pressure be the symptoms of withdrawal from Dothiepin?

No: Dothiepin was originally developed as a tricyclic anti-depressant drug but has a benefit in the management of chronic idiopathic orofacial pain and neuralgias. ...Read more

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How do you test for trigeminal neuralgia?

How do you test for trigeminal neuralgia?

No specific test: Tests that are performed are merely to rule out the presence of underlying factors such as multiple sclerosis or a tumor. A full exam is performed. After discussion of type and location of the pain, your doctor will eliminate possible causes. If it warrants further investigation, MRI may be ordered. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neuralgia?

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. ...Read more

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I had lasik over a year ago. My eyes are extra sensitive to wind and light. How do I know if I have cornea neuralgia?

I had lasik over a year ago. My eyes are extra sensitive to wind and light. How do I know if I have cornea neuralgia?

Ask your doctor: You must continue to work with your doctor. You have symptoms consistent with dry eye. This can occur after lasik but resolves for most people by 6 months after surgery. Stay connected with your doctor to learn the exact cause and follow recommended treatments. ...Read more

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Can an impacted wisdom tooth cause neuralgia?

It's possible: Often depends upon extent of infection and or proximity to nerve bundles prior to extraction. ...Read more

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What does "atypical facial neuralgia" mean?

Facial pain: This is a facial pain syndrome that don't not fall into the classic pattern of trigeminal neuralgia. It is often more difficult to treat than tn as well. ...Read more

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What medicines can be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia?

What medicines can be used to treat trigeminal neuralgia?

Multiple: You can try traditional approach with tegretol, trileptal, neurontin, (gabapentin) etc., or alternative with acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats trigeminal neuralgia? Pain on right side of my tongue and awhile back right side of face.

A Medical Doctor: Pain from trigeminal neuralgia can result from more than one source. You need to find a physician who is very familiar with this disorder. Evaluation and treatment may require several different approaches before arriving at a satisfactory solution. I would suggest beginning with a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can trigeminal neuralgia be treated?

Yes: Generally trials of antiseizure medications can be beneficial. Some individuals fail such therapy and may otherwise benefit from neurosurgical procedures including gamma knife therapy. ...Read more

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Is methycobal 500 used for treating neuralgia? Compared to Neurobion, Neurogen E, which is more effective?

Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is used to treat peripheral neuropathy that is due to a deficiency in vitamin B12. There is not a lot of research into head-to-head comparisons of the efficacy of over the counter medications (including vitamins). Just make sure to normalize your vitamin B12 level if it is low. See your neurologist for further discussion. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/926.html ...Read more

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Are there any successful treatments for occipital neuralgia complex?

Many: Medication & therapy are the joint "first line" treatments, as they are with other nerve compression syndromes (like carpal tunnel). However, as the disease progresses, surgical nerve decompression becomes necessary to treat the disease. ...Read more

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Can trigeminal neuralgia be cured by naturopathy? Or by doing acupressure on ones index finger?

No: Please read http://www. Quackwatch. Com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Naturopathy/naturopathy. Html. I am not trying to discredit the other docs' answers. I am trying to encourage you not to allow yourself to be hoodwinked by uncritically accepting just any unfounded claim that appeals to you. Think critically. The facts are what they are, not what you want them to be. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of syatic nerve pain?

How can I get rid of syatic nerve pain?

Sciatica: Try ibuprofen, naproxen, gentle exercise, stretching.

If this doesn't help you should see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I've got trigeminal neuralgia it's been in remission I've got flare ups strong today. Will a pain pill help. I'm on 150 Trileptal 1 daily.?

Talk to personal doc: Trigeminal neuralgia flares can be exceedingly painful and often require medication to provide pain relief. The type of pain medication used for flares varies from physician to physician and also varies based on your other medical comorbidities. Call your personal physician for recommendations. ...Read more

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Why and how a person gets trigeminal neuralgia?

Why and how a person gets trigeminal neuralgia?

Several ways: Idiopathic tn is associated with vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve (although there are often other reasons). There are symptomatic causes as well: multiple sclerosis, tumor, or infection. These causes represent a minority of cases. ...Read more

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Herpes zoster/shingles pain in chest area (risk of postherpetic neuralgia). What can I do?

Herpes zoster/shingles pain in chest area (risk of postherpetic neuralgia). What can I do?

See your doctor.: Although there is not a “cure” for shingles- valacyclovir (valtrex), Acyclovir (zovirax) ; Famciclovir (famvir) can help symptoms. Narcotics (i.e., codeine), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), anticonvulsants (neurontin) as well as localized numbing medications can be used for pain. Cool bath or compresses over the rash may v pain/ itching. ...Read more

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I have occipital neuralgia (neck pain, headaches, light sensitvity.) upcoming cataract surgery - any meds or ways to prevent a flair up? L

I have occipital neuralgia (neck pain, headaches, light sensitvity.) upcoming cataract surgery - any meds or ways to prevent a flair up? L

Occipital Neuralgia: Best treatments for ON prior to cataract surgery: Prescription muscle relaxants;Anticonvulsant drugs, such as Tegretol (carbamazepine) and Neurontin (gabapentin);Antidepressant medication; Short-term use of local nerve blocks and steroid injections; more info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more

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What are the tests for neuralgia?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neuralgia?

Pain: Neuralgia means nerve pain, the pain is often of a burning, constant nature. ...Read more

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What does "atypical facial neuralgia" mean?

Facial pain: This is a facial pain syndrome that don't not fall into the classic pattern of trigeminal neuralgia. It is often more difficult to treat than tn as well. ...Read more

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What is neuralgia and what meds are given for it?

Neuralgia: Hello. This describes pain stemming from nerves. However, you can neuralgic type symptoms in your soft tissues and muscles. Burning, stabbing, sharp, shooting, pins & needles, stinging, and numbness are examples of neuralgia type pain. Some examples of meds used to treat it: lidocaine gel & patches, gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) elavil, topamax, capsaicin, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Neuralgia?

Nerve damage: Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, trigeminal neuralgia, or infection. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm having a neuralgia on the left side and after 5 sessions of physiotherapeutics I see more blurry and I feel pain arround my back. Is it normal?

Unclear: It isn't clear what you mean by neuralgia on the left side, nor what PT you are undergoing. However, if you are having new symptoms, you should be reevaluated by your doctor and your physical therapist. ...Read more

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Can Pudendal Neuralgia be cured?

Maybe: There are lots of possible causes for pudendal neuralgia, so whether it can be cured depends on the cause. It can sometimes be a challenge to find the most effective treatment for PN but the good news is that there are a range of treatment options available. There's lots of great info on the following website http://www. Pudendalhope. Info. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Suprarobital Neuralgia affect TMJ?

TMJ: If its pure supraorbital neuralgia then usually not. However, TMJ issues can cause pain sometimes over the region of the supraorbital nerve distribution while at the same time causing pain over the temporal region - its a small over lap from the temporal to the supraorbital region. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

Migral or trigeminal: I am speculating that you meant trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed clinically. Your doctor may still send you for a brain MRI to rule out any other pathology. ...Read more

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Definitive diagnosis of pudnedal neuralgia?

Definitive diagnosis of pudnedal neuralgia?

Neurology consult: A definitive diagnosis will require definitive evaluation. For a neurologic complaint, a neurologist is the best bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does post-hepatic neuralgia last for?

How long does post-hepatic neuralgia last for?

Phn: Unfortunately this is one of the most difficult chronic pain syndromes I treat. U should have a chronic pain specialist treating the difficult pain to have ur quality of life be the best it can be. It could not disappear for years: ( ( ( ...Read more

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What symptoms does auriculotemporal neuralgia cause?

As follow: Pain in certain area of head including ear, throat, etc. It can mimic other conditions too, so let your physician go in details and decide. ...Read more

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Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

No relationship: Maybe you could converse with one of our doctors via a Concierge visit and clarify all of this. ...Read more

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What's the difference between neuritis and neuralgia?

What's the difference between neuritis and neuralgia?

Pain: The. Algia ending denotes pain the. Itis ending is related to the pathology affecting the nerve (say inflammation?). ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is glosopharyngeal neuralgia?

Pain inside throat: It is due to Glasopharyngeal nerve and is intermittent shooting or burning pain on side of throat, tongue and pharynx ...Read more

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Can Horizant extended release be used for neuralgia or nerve pain?

Trigeminal neuralgia: It is prescribed for trigeminal neuralgis, shingles pain and other pain too but is primarily for restless leg syndrome. Discuss this and all meds prescribed w/ the Dr who gives it to you. Full instructions incl what to expect, do's and don'ts, alternatives, pros and cons. Call now. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more