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Posted on 04-09-2018

What is Neuralgia? Information from our Chiropractor in Oxford, AL

Do you experience a stabbing, burning pain that seems to travel alongside a nerve? You may have neuralgia, a condition that causes chronic or recurring pain due to an irritated or damaged nerve. Neuralgia can occur anywhere in the body. Our Oxford chiropractor provides treatment for neuralgia here at the American Back Institute. Find out more about neuralgia causes, types, and managing neuralgia with chiropractic treatment.

man with neuarlgia holding his face in pain who needs chiropractic treatment for neuralgia in Oxford, AL

What Causes Neuralgia?

Neuralgia causes include:

  • Pressure on nerves
  • Infection
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes

Different Types of Neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles, a type of viral infection that causes a painful rash and blisters. This type of neuralgia can cause pain anywhere in the body, wherever the outbreak of shingles appeared. The pain occurs along the path of a nerve, so the pain usually happens on just one side of the body. Pain may last for years and be mild or severe, and intermittent or persistent.

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia affects the trigeminal nerve. This nerve carries sensations and messages back and forth from your face to your brain. Pain may be the result of a blood vessel pressing against a nerve, nerve injury, multiple sclerosis, or another cause.

Trigeminal neuralgia is most common in people who are over the age of 50. Severe, recurrent pain typically occurs on just one side of your face.

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

This neuralgia causes pain in the glossopharyngeal nerve in the throat. This condition is rare.

Treatment for Neuralgia

Treatment for neuralgia typically includes chiropractic care, physical rehabilitation, and nutrition counseling.

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment for neuralgia. Chiropractic care includes spinal decompression to alleviate pressure on nerves, physical therapy to relieve pain, and nutrition counseling to strengthen the body’s nervous system and healing.

If You Suffer from Neuralgia, Contact our Chiropractor in Oxford for Treatment

Make an appointment with American Back Institute today. We provide chiropractic care, physical rehabilitation, and nutrition counseling for neuralgia treatment in Oxford, AL. American Back Institute is located at 828 - B Quintard Dr in Oxford, AL. Make your appointment today by calling 256-237-9423.

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