Neuropathic Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be caused by long-term repetition of the same movements and manifests itself in the front of the wrist and the three end fingers. The pain is often described as tingling, numbness or burning.
  • Central pain syndrome originates after the nervous system has incurred damage. Commonly, central pain syndrome can be caused by a heart attack, multiple sclerosis and tumors. This pain is usually relentless and harsh and may manifest itself in a large area or may occur in more specific areas such as the feet. This pain may be aggravated by changes in temperature, emotions, touch and movement.
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)/ RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) / Causalgia. In these illnesses, a chronic condition affects the nerves and blood vessels of one or various extremities. Side effects include swelling, sweating, skin discoloration and burning pain. 
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain. This pain occurs when diabetes causes nerve damage in the feet, legs, hands or arms. This pain is often described through different sensations including stabbing, tingling and burning.
  • HIV Neuropathy can occur as a side effect of the treatment for HIV or as a symptom of the disease itself. Pain or numbness often manifests itself in the hands or feet, and non-painful contact, such as mild touch, may cause discomfort.
  • Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the nerves and tissue. Symptoms of the disease are multiple, including what’s described as electro-shock sensations in the neck and numbness or pain in one or more of the body’s extremities.
  • Phantom Limb Syndrome is a sensory perception that occurs after a body part has been removed. The missing limb often feels as though it’s in a painful and distorted position and out of proportion to the rest of the body.
  • Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia. Shingles occur as a remnant of the virus that causes chicken pox and returns in the form of shingles. A rash and pain accompany this syndrome, with the pain often manifesting itself on one side of the body. Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication that occurs when shingles pain lasts for over four weeks.
  • Trigeminal neuralgia occurs when a facial nerve becomes inflamed. The pain often manifests itself as severe and comes in paroxysms, often happening spontaneously.