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What It Is Like to Suffer From Neuropathic Pain

Chronic neuropathic pain, which is a condition related to (back pain), can keep someone from functioning normally. Many people around the world is suffering from the condition. According to PainScale.com, the chronic neuropathic pain has affected around 10 percent of people across the globe.   The condition that results in nerve damage is also known as peripheral neuropathy or peripheral neuritis.

How Neuropathic Pain Is Different From Other Types of Pain

According to the article, neuropathic pain is not quite similar to other types of pain. When a person has an injury that causes a bone to break, there are nerves at the site of the injury that sends pain signals to the brain. However, with neuropathic pain the damage occurs in the nerves themselves.

With neuropathic pain, the dysfunction is in the response of nerves to injury or trauma. The nerves become hypersensitive and transmit false pain signals to the brain even though the trauma or injury has already healed. Most injuries start in the peripheral or central nervous system.

Nerve Compression Issues That Lead to Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is likely to occur when a condition or injury has led to compression of the nerve. A herniated disc, for example, is a type of injury that can cause neuropathic pain. Another example is sciatica, which is described as pain that radiates and travels down to the spine. Still another example is cervical radiculopathy, which is the type of chronic pain that runs down the arm. Other examples are back surgery that has failed and any occurring pain that persists after a surgery.

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