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When your nerve burns is a neuropathy, and when your nerve fires electric shock like pain is a neuralgia. Am I right?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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In brief: NO

Neuropathy is a general term that refers to a problem with nerve function.
Neuritis refers to a nerve inflammation or irritation which can cause sensations such as burning, tingling or numbness.

In brief: NO

Neuropathy is a general term that refers to a problem with nerve function.
Neuritis refers to a nerve inflammation or irritation which can cause sensations such as burning, tingling or numbness.
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Neuralgia refers to achiness from nerve irritation.
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