It is different from the pain caused by trauma (injury), burns or pressure as normally it cannot be eased using traditional pain relief such as paracetamol or anti-inflammatories.

There are many conditions that may contribute to the development of neuropathic pain including:

Treatment of neuropathic pain can include drugs normally used to treat depression or anxiety. Your consultant may also refer you to a pain management specialist for help in learning to cope with chronic pain.

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