Neuralgia is a severe pain along a damaged nerve that occurs commonly in the face and neck area. The pain is often described as stabbing and burning feeling.
Neuralgia is caused by irritation or nerve damage from systematic disease, inflammation, infection, and compression or physical irritation of a nerve.
If the cause of neuralgia is found, the treatment plan will focus on the underlying cause. If the cause is not found, treatment will be based on relieving pain.
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