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Neuropathic Pain - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Neuropathic Pain in Urdu

اعصابی درد سے مراد ایسے شدید درد سے ہے جو اعصابی بیماریوں کے سبب ہوتے ہیں یا پھر ان کی وجہ کوئی انفیکشن یا چوٹ بھی ہو سکتی ہے ۔یہ درد متاثرہ جگہ پر جلن اور شدید حساسیت کا سبب بنتے ہیں ۔ اس کے مختلف مراحل ہوتے ہیں جن میں ابتدا میں درد اور متاثرہ جگہ سن ہو سکتی ہے جو کہ وقت کے ساتھ شدید ترین درد میں تبدیل ہو جاتے ہیں ۔ اور اس کے آخری مرحلے میں متاثرہ جگہ مکمل طور پر سن ہو جاتی ہے جہاں کچھ محسوس نہیں کیا جا سکتا ہے

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Summary about Neuropathic Pain in English

Neuropathic pain is chronic pain that occurs due to progressive nerve disease, infection, or any injury. The pain is like a burning sensation and the area having the pain is sensitive to touch.  It has different stages that start with pain and slight numbness, then constant pain that changes into intense pain. And the last stage of neuropathic pain is the complete loss of sensation and numbness.

Neuropathic Pain Facts and Figures

According to research from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, neuropathic pain affects millions around the world and affects up to 7% of the general population. Listed below are some further facts and statistics about neuropathic pain:

Prevalence of Neuropathic Pain Worldwide7% of the general population
Common inAdults and older adults
At-Risk GenderFemales 
Average Age for DiagnosisAny age
Problems related to Neuropathic Painanxiety, sleep disorder, memory loss, spinal cord issues
Specialists Who Treat Neuropathic PainNeurologists / Pain Specialists 

Symptoms of Neuropathic Pain

A person may experience the following symptoms in mild cases and severe cases of neuropathic pain;

  • Pain with burning sensation
  • Body part having pain is sensitive to touch
  • Numbness
  • Excruciating pain
  • Feeling like needles or pins on the body

Causes of Neuropathic Pain

The major causes of neuropathic pain are;

  • Nerve disease
  • Diabetes, injury
  • Infection
  • Nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery or trauma
  • Alcoholism
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis

Also, read more about All You Need To Know About Diabetic Neuropathy.

Preventive Measures of Neuropathic Pain

The best way to prevent neuropathic pain is to avoid medical conditions that cause this pain. You can get the treatment for the pain to stop it from becoming a chronic illness.

Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Different medicines are given to treat the neuropathic pain; 

  • NSAIDs
  • Antidepressants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Topical anesthetics 
  • Opioids