A feeling of intense pain after a surgery or illness can be known as a type of neuralgias. The pain can feel like a stabbing, burning sensation or just severe pain in any part of the body. Some of the most common causes of neuralgia are aging, illness or infection.
Here are some of the most common:
Diabetic neuropathy is pain associated with diabetes mellitus. Some symptoms can include pain and numbness in the legs, issues with the bladder, digestion problems and controlling heart rate. Treatment managing blood sugar can help reduce symptoms.
Peripheral neuropathy is pain caused by nerve damage. Symptoms include a pins-and-needles sensation, numbness and weakness. Some treatments are pain-relieving creams, antidepressants and pain medications. To pick the adequate treatment your doctor must find the underlying cause of the pain.
Phantom limb pain occurs when a body part has been amputated but you feel pain as if that body part was still there. The pain could feel like an electric shock, burning, pins-and-needles and other aches. At times the pain will fade away as your brain becomes aware that there is no longer a limb. For the time being, treatment can include antidepressants and painkillers.
Post-herpetic can happen at the end of a shingles episode. These pain symptoms can range from moderate to debilitating. Treatment will depend on the severity of the pain.
If you are experiencing pain after an illness or surgery, please call your physician. If the pain continues and with your physician’s recommendation visit a pain management specialist.