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Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain (also referred to as nerve pain or neuralgia), is pain caused by damage, injury or dysfunction of nerves. This is the result of trauma, disease, surgery or chemotherapy.

Types of nerve pain include:

Certain conditions can cause neuropathic pain. These include:

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People with chronic neuropathic pain often find implications occur as a result in other important areas of their live as well including mood, sleep, relationships, work and exercise.


A thorough history and physical examination underpin the diagnosis of neuropathic pain. A patient may also be recommended for any/all of the following tests:


Understanding neuropathic pain and underlying pathology is essential to be able to address symptoms with the appropriate treatment strategy, although neuropathic pain can be one of the most difficult to treat of all chronic pain conditions. The goal of treatment is to reduce disability and improve overall wellbeing.

There are a variety of ways in which neuropathic pain can be treated. These include treating the underlying cause, if there is one. Treatment should be multi-modal to ensure a personalised pain management plans is implemented and may include the following management options:

It is important to note that neuropathic pain affects people in different ways and one person’s response to treatment will be different from another person’s. Your pain specialist will work out a plan on how best to treat you and your symptoms.

**This information sheet has been written for patients affected by neuropathic pain and provides general information only**

References: Pain Australia; Health Direct; NPS Medicinewise.

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