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What is the difference between peripheral neuropathy and neuralgia?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
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In brief: Signs

Neuralgia is pain is the distribution of a nerve.
Neuropathy is objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. For example, numbness or weakness atteibuted to a nerve. One can have a neuralgia without objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. One can have neuropathy without pain.

In brief: Signs

Neuralgia is pain is the distribution of a nerve.
Neuropathy is objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. For example, numbness or weakness atteibuted to a nerve. One can have a neuralgia without objective evidence of nerve dysfunction. One can have neuropathy without pain.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Eric Kelts
Neurology
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In brief: Pain vs. Pathology

Neuropathy translates as "nerve injury" and can occur without associated pain.
Neuralgia means "nerve pain" and refers specifically to nerve-related pain; often in the context of a neuropathy.

In brief: Pain vs. Pathology

Neuropathy translates as "nerve injury" and can occur without associated pain.
Neuralgia means "nerve pain" and refers specifically to nerve-related pain; often in the context of a neuropathy.
Dr. Eric Kelts
Dr. Eric Kelts
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