Neuropathic pain is a painful sensation that occurs due to damaged or poorly working nerves. The pain may be long-lasting.

Nervous System
CNS and PNS
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This condition is caused by damaged nerve fibers that send pain signals to your brain. This happens even when there is no event to trigger the pain. For example, a person with neuropathic pain may have a feeling of pins and needles when putting on socks.

Nerve damage may be caused by:

  • Physical damage
  • Chemicals
  • The nerve not getting the vital nutrients needed to function
  • Infection
  • The body’s immune system attacking the nerves

Sometimes the cause of the nerve pain is unknown.