Neuralgia is defined as an intense burning or stabbing pain caused by irritation of or damage to a nerve. The pain is usually brief but may be severe. It often feels as if it is shooting along the course of the affected nerve.
Different types of neuralgia occur depending on the reason the nerve has been irritated.
Neuralgia can be triggered by a variety of causes, including tooth decay, eye strain, or shingles (an infection caused by the herpes zoster virus). Pain is usually felt in the part of the body that is supplied by the irritated nerve.
Impaired function of affected body part due to pain, or muscle weakness due to motor nerve damage; Increased sensitivity of the skin or numbness of the affected skin area (feeling similar to a local anesthetic, such as a Novocain shot); Pain along the path of a specific nerve; Pain located anywhere, usually on or near the surface of the body In the same location for each episode; Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes (intermittent) or constant, burning pain. Any touch or pressure is felt as pain. Movement may also be painful.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR NEURALGIA
1.SPIGELIA : Very useful for trigeminal neuralgia with stabbing pains which make the patient shudder.Given when pains come suddenly and go suddenly.There is violent tearing, burning, jerking pains in individuals who are very sensitive to touch.
It is a very helpful remedy to combat hereditary syphilitic tendencies in patients.
Useful for trigeminal neuralgia with severe, violent and sharp pains
Staphysagria : It is one of the most frequently used medicines for trigeminal neuralgia.
Cinchona officinalis (China): China is frequently used in the treatment of neuralgic pains
There is marked debility in the patient due to the loss of vital fluids. The patient is weak and nervous and oversensitive to pain. Periodicity of the complaints is marked with complaints recurring every alternate day and symptoms getting invariably worse at night. Pains are worse from touch, draft