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Nerve pain (neuralgia)

Nerve pain can feel like a shooting, stabbing or burning sensation. There are many ways to treat it, such as traditional pain relief medicines, exercise and alternative therapies. Learn how to identify symptoms and manage nerve pain.

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What causes nerve pain?

Nerve pain is usually caused by disease or injury. Find out more about common causes, including health conditions that result in nerve pain.

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Nerve pain treatments

Treating nerve pain can be difficult, but underlying conditions can often be managed. Here’s how to control nerve pain, and a list of pain clinics.

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Nerve pain diagnosis

The main way your doctor will diagnose nerve pain is by listening to you and examining you. Learn about tests and scans health professionals might do to determine the type of pain.

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Nerve pain medication

There are many different types of medicines used to help ease nerve pain. Find out more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.

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Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of nerve pain, sometimes the cause is unknown. Read more here.

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Peripheral nerve disorders

The peripheral nerves include the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. When damaged, peripheral nerves can't communicate properly. Learn more about causes of peripheral nerve disorders on this page.

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Sciatica

Sciatica is a condition that causes pain in the back and legs. Discover more about the causes of sciatica, how the symptoms develop and how it's treated.

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Spinal disc problems

Problems with your spinal discs can lead to back pain, sciatica and other problems. Learn about the causes and treatment options for spinal disc problems.

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Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a nerve condition that can lead to pain, numbness or tingling in one or more parts of the body. Learn more about neuropathy.

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