What is Neuralgia?
Neuralgia is a general term for nerve pain
affecting the peripheral nerves. Neuralgia often results in head and
neck pain that is spasmodic, and is an extremely painful disorder that
can completely destroy a person's quality of life. The most common
cause of neuralgia is neuritis, an inflammation of the nerves that can
be caused by injury. There are several types of neuralgia, namely
trigeminal, postherpetic (caused by
shingles) and occipital. The nerves affected by neuralgia are
usually responsible for sensing touch, temperature and facial
pressure. Trigeminal neuralgia, one of the most painful conditions
seen in medicine, may cause a great disruption in the lifestyle of the
sufferer. However, neuralgia is extremely rare, especially in those
under 30. Women are most likely to succumb to neuralgia than men.
What are the symptoms of Neuralgia?
Neuralgia often affects the face, with symptoms manifesting in
episodes of excruciating, electric shock like, or stabbing pain. It
can also showcase as a burning and itchy type of symptom. This pain
generally only lasts a few minutes and occurs on only one specific
side of the face. Symptoms of Trigeminal neuralgia are extremely
severe, resulting in sharp spasms on one side of the face, often
affecting the forehead, eyes, scalp, lips, nose or jaws. Victims of
Postherpetic neuralgia suffer from a complex form of shingles, and can
be brought on by illness, stress, medications or advancing age.
Occipital neuralgia often causes spasms of pain to the back or the
front and sides of the head and usually occurs after a
spinal injury, such as whiplash. It
can also be caused by or conditions like gout or diabetes.
Neuralgia can occur at any age, but is most common in the elderly.
What causes Neuralgia?
The causes of Neuralgia can depend on the type. As stated before,
spinal injury or certain diseases can cause occipital neuralgia.
Chemical irritation, inflammation, recent trauma, compression of
nerves by tumors, and infections may all lead to neuralgia. In many
cases, however, the cause is unknown. The most frequent cause of
trigeminal neuralgia is a blood vessel pressing on the nerve near the
brain stem. Over time, changes in the blood vessels of the brain can
result in a blood vessels rubbing against the trigeminal nerve root.
The constant rubbing with each heartbeat wears away the insulating
membrane of the nerve, resulting in nerve irritation.
Will Painwave X4000 Help with
Yes indeed! If you suffer from neuralgia, then the Painwave X4000 is a
non-invasive, drug-free alternative to traditional medicines and
treatments, which can have horrible side
effects that alter your lifestyle. Not so with Painwave X4000.
This unit actually works in concert with the body's own
bioelectromagnetic ecosystem. Painwave X4000 has no known side effects
and is extremely easy to use. Simply hold the unit over the infected
area, moving gently over the surface of the skin in a small circular
motion. After a short period of time Painwave X4000 can improve
circulation, cell activity and lymphatic movements, all of which are
beneficial in the relief of pain and other discomforts. In many cases,
this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate the pain associated
with Neuralgia for good.
Note: The contents provided in this article are not meant to replace
the evaluation of a physician, If you think you may be experiencing
complications due to neuralgia, contact your primary care physician
immediately for diagnostic testing.
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