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What are the differences between neuralgia and causalgia?

What are the differences between neuralgia and causalgia?

Causalgia- Neuralgia: Causalgia (CRPS) is a rare pain syndrome related to partial peripheral nerve injuries. Neuralgia is neuropathic disorder characterized by intermittent of intense pain (trigeminal neuralgia). ...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 is the difference between neuralgia and causalgia symptoms?

They are the same.: Neuralgia, means “sick nerves”. Causagia is an old medical description for burning pain from nerve damage. Both refer to symptoms secondary to damaged nerves. ...Read more

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Can causalgia be cured?

Can causalgia be cured?

Causalgia: Causalgia, aka rsd type 2. It depends on various factors, onset, duration, severity of inciting injury. Early aggressive treatment has favorable results. ...Read more

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What are the tests for causalgia?

What are the tests for causalgia?

See below: There are no specific tests for causalgia which is an old term for what is not referred to as complex regional pain syndrome. In causalgia, called crps type one there is usually some associated nerve injury so we may do a test called an emg/ncs. Often we do a test called a 3 phase bone scan but this test is not definitivein all cases.Mostly we rely on our physical examination to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is causalgia?

Neurologic: Causalgia, now called complex regional pain disorder, is a poorly understood disorder of the nerves in the arms or legs. Most commonly it is brought on by physical trauma to an arm or leg that then becomes very painful to touch or to use, especially in the hand or foot. The pain can persist long after the original injury is healed. Early diagnosis helps but it remains difficult to treat or cure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of causalgia?

Causalgia: Causalgia is an old term for a condition now called complex regional pain syndrome type one. This begins with some type of nerve injury. There is a great deal of pain as well as swelling in the involved limb, sensitivity to even light touch and abnormalities in sweating of the affected extremity. The condition is poorly understood. The mainstay of treatment is aggressive physical therapy. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for causalgia?

Double-check your DX: Causalgia was the civil war designation for what was more recently known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd), and complex sympathetic pain syndrome (crps) types i and ii. When correctly diagnosed, it responds well to current medical therapeutics, with the caveat that almost all treatments for this entity work best early. Don't waste your time with "natural treatment". ...Read more

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How can I get cured from causalgia?

How can I get cured from causalgia?

Causalgia: Seeking a cure may be unrealistic- better to seek a reduction in symptoms- please seen a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get healed from causalgia?

Is it possible to get healed from causalgia?

With time: Causalgia is an old medical term meaning “burning pain”. It is usually the result of damage to nerves. Nerves can repair themselves, but only simple nerves are able to this completely. In larger, more complex nerves the repair is incomplete. However, over a long period of time, months to years, the pain can fade. Certain medications, can help decrease the burning pain. ...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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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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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 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 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

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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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