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Neuralgia

Neuralgia is pain caused by damage or irritation to a peripheral nerve.

What to look for
The pain may be quite mild and only tempory, but it is more often experienced as very sharp sometimes shooting along the nerve, and attacking repeatedly in a short space of time.

Causes
Neuralgia can be caused by injury to or abnormality in the nerve, it can also be caused by an infection which will cause inflammation.
Stress and emotional problems, Shingles, Alcohol, Drugs, Excess glucose in the blood, Vitamin Deficiencies, Lead, Mercury, and Organo-phosphates  can also be causes for Neuralgia to occur.

When to seek further professional advice
If you think you have Neuralgia or experience any of the above mentioned symptoms.

Alternative Treatment
Neuralgia can be treated through Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Reflexology, Chiropractic Treatment, or through a Naturopath.
Yoga, Aromatherapy, Kinesiology, Colour Therapy and Hypnotherapy can also prove to be very helpful in the pain control treatment.

Traditional Treatment
The treatment offered will depend upon the site of the damaged or inflamed nerve and also the cause of the damage.
Occasional mild attacks of Neuralgia can be treated by aspirin or paracetamol. Physiotherapy may also be recommended.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.  

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 0000-00-00