What Is Nerve Pain?
There are several nerves in your body. Most of which are peripheral nerve. They are like branches of a tree spreading out everywhere and send signals back to the trunk (your brain and spinal cord). When things go well, your brain receives the information it needs so that you can move your muscles, feel pain and keep internal organs working perfectly.
However, when peripheral nerves get damaged, the result is different: walking becomes difficult and your might feel serious pain or you may end up having a severe injury because you didn’t know what you ran into.
Studies show that over 20 million Americans have peripheral nerve damage which is also called neuropathy. According to the national institute of neurological disorders and stroke, diabetes is the major cause of neuropathy.
Other causes of nerve pain include sudden trauma (such as car accident), aging, vitamin deficiencies, heavy exposure to toxins (such as alcohol, cancer medications, lead, mercury and arsenic) and infections and autoimmune disorders such as hepatitis C , diphtheria , HIV, Epstein-Barr, rheumatoid arthritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome. In some cases, doctors are unable to find the main cause.
Nerve pain grows gradually. This implies that it can be treated before it exacerbates. However, it is not easy to diagnose it. You must see a doctor immediately you notice any pain. In this article I will be discussing 10 signs that indicate you are suffering from nerve pain.