Everything you need to know about Nerve Pain
Neuropathic pain is frequently a chronic pain condition. Chronic, progressive nerve disease is the most common cause, but it can also be caused by an injury or infection.
If you have chronic neuropathic pain, it can flare up at any time, even if there is no evident source of pain. While acute neuropathic pain is unusual, it can happen.
Non-neuropathic pain (nociceptive pain) is usually caused by an accident or illness. If you drop a heavy book on your foot, for example, your neural system transmits pain signals almost instantaneously.
The pain in neuropathic pain isn’t usually triggered by an incident or injury. Instead, your body delivers unprompted pain messages to your brain.
In the human body, there are three types of nerves:
- Autonomic nerves. Heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature regulation are all controlled by these nerves, which are involuntary or partially voluntary.
- Motor nerves. These nerves provide information from your brain and spinal cord to your muscles, controlling your movements and actions.
- Sensory nerves. These nerves provide data from your skin and muscles to your spinal cord and brain. After that, the information is processed to allow you to experience pain and other sensations.