What Does Neuropathic Pain Feel Like?

What are the symptoms of nerve pain?

Each person’s symptoms of neuropathic pain may vary slightly, but these symptoms are common:

  • shooting, burning, or stabbing pain.
  • tingling and numbness, or a “pins and needles” feeling.
  • spontaneous pain, or pain that occurs without a trigger.

What are examples of neuropathic pain?

But some common causes of neuropathic pain include:

  1. Alcoholism.
  2. Amputation.
  3. Chemotherapy.
  4. Diabetes.
  5. Facial nerve problems.
  6. HIV infection or AIDS.
  7. Multiple myeloma.
  8. Multiple sclerosis.

What is neuropathic pain caused by?

Common causes of neuropathic pain include nerve pressure or nerve damage after surgery or trauma, viral infections, cancer, vascular malformations, alcoholism, neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and metabolic conditions such as diabetes. It may also be a side effect of certain medications.

What is a good painkiller for nerve pain?

Painkilling medicines.

Some people with neuropathic pain turn to familiar over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen. While these drugs might help with mild or occasional pain, they’re often not strong enough for serious nerve pain.