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What are the tests for neuralgia?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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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

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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

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Does marijauna help symptoms of or associated with Trigimenal Neuralgia?

Does marijauna help symptoms of or associated with Trigimenal Neuralgia?

Marihuana: MAY have many medicinal properties but controlled studies and clinical trials are not abundant yet. Certainly please stay in touch w/your doc. Ask about Hemp Oil. That is the medicinal and non-psychoactive part of the cannibus plant. You can see a naturally oriented doc or nutritionist about using things like sublingual B 12, Alpha Lipoic Acid, or Marine Fish Oil to help the nerves. Peace. ...Read more

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Is there a likely correlation between glossopharegial neuralgia and trigeminal neuragia?

Aberrant vessels: Both trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharygeal neuralgia are related in that they are usually caused by a prominent or tortuous vessel coming off the vertebro-basilar artery system. These vessels are more prominent and "dig" into these nerves thus leading to a pain syndrome. Treatment for both is often with neurosurgical microvascular decompression--that is, padding the nerves from the vessel. ...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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How long can I expect to wait for amitryptiline to start working for facial neuralgia. I've taken 10mg at night for nearly 4 weeks but isn't working.

How long can I expect to wait for amitryptiline to start working for facial neuralgia. I've taken 10mg at night for nearly 4 weeks but isn't working.

Approximately 6 week: To start feeling the positive effects you need to give it at least 6-8 weeks. Sometimes even longer, but that's generally when you will start to feel better. Sometimes the medication needs to be adjusted during this period of time (e.g. taper up/down). ...Read more

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Hi there, I believe I'm suffering with pudendal neuralgia. I was travelling fine with my current meds but all of a sudden the pain has become extreme?

Hi there, I believe I'm suffering with pudendal neuralgia. I was travelling fine with my current meds but all of a sudden the pain has become extreme?

Pudendal Neuralgia: Is something that your doctor needs to diagnose and treat. Please see him/her. This can be triggered or made worse by bike riding. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for neuralgia?

Neuralgia: Tegretol (carbamazepine), Trileptal (oxacarbazepine), baclofen, Neurontin (gabapentin). Amitriptyline, Cymbalta (duloxetine), Lyrica (pregabalin), Keppra (levetiracetam) (leveriracetam). In severe cases of trigeminal neuralgia a surgical procedure (micro vascular decompression) & radiofrequency ablation of the nerve are very successful. Topical compound products may be helpful in arms, legs and body neuralgia. ...Read more

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What is neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis (nico)?

Cavity and neuralgia: Neuralgia-inducing cavitational osteonecrosis, refers to presence of cavitations in jaw bones (mandible and/or maxilla) in conjunction with chronic facial neuralgia. The concept implies direct and causal relationship between the bone pathology (cavitations) and pain itself. Pain in this setting is commonly described as atypical facial neuralgia and is chronic in 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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What is post herpetic neuralgia?

Shingles: A neuropathic pain that lasts for more than a month after a shingles infection started. ...Read more

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What is occipital neuralgia complex?

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Occipital neuralgia: Occipital neuralgia is a neurological condition in which the occipital nerves (the nerves run from the top of the cervical spine up through the scalp) are inflamed or injured.

Occipital neuralgia is characterized by severe pain that begins in the upper neck and back of the head as well as chronic headache. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Sharp pain in back: Of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin, next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat, rolled towel behind neck, let head fall back over towel to ease tension, osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy ...Read more

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Can glossopharyngeal neuralgia make bppv worse?

It Depends: There are intimate connectivity between the glossopharyngeal nerve and the vestibular cochlear nerve. Are there any associations between your neuralgia pain and your vertigo? Perhaps keeping a pain and vertigo diary might be useful. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of post herpetic neuralgia bad?

YES!: Antivirals, like valtrex, (valacyclovir) need to be started within 72 hrs of shingle symptoms. They can decrease the severity and duration of the rash. If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. ...Read more

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Can amphetamines aggravate post hepetic neuralgia?

Yes-in a way: Amphetamines do not change the actual post herpetic neuralgia pain or peripheral nerve affected, but can cause increased central sensitization to the pain, or cause mild agitation which can also lead to increased feelings of pain. I hope this answers your question and helps a little! ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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