Do You Suffer from Nerve Pain?
If you have nerve pain then you are not alone. In 2010, it was determined that about 13% of Americans suffer from neuropathic pain and 22% of people worldwide suffer from neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is defined as pain caused by damage or disease to the body’s sensory (somatosensory) nervous system. It is often associated with dysesthesia or pain from normally non-painful stimuli (allodynia). For example, somebody shaking your hand is not supposed to cause unbearable pain or pain that radiates down the arm and into the shoulder, but if it does then it is termed “dysesthesia”. This may also be described more simply as nerve damage.