What is Neuralgia?
What are the Symptoms of Neuralgia?
- Localized pain in the affected area is very common in this condition.
- The affected area may be unbearably vulnerable to touch, and any stress is felt as pain which may be intense or burning, depending on the impacted nerve.
- Even though the affected area is working, you may experience bad muscle cramps, which may lead to muscle weakness and gradually result in loss of muscle mass.
- Unexpected incidents of severe shooting or stabbing pain that follows the path of an injured or irritated nerve.
- You may also experience constant pain or a burning feeling with tingling and numbness.
What are the Causes of Neuralgia?
- There are many causes of this condition. But mostly it can be caused by the following factors.
- Infection is the most common cause of this condition.
- People with Multiple Sclerosis have a higher chance to develop Neuralgia.
- Pressure or stress on any nerve, such as bone, ligament, blood vessels, tumor can trigger Neuralgia.
- People with diabetes have a higher tendency to get this condition.
- Very rarely a chronic kidney disease can cause Neuralgia as well.
When to see a Doctor?
Lifestyle Prevention of Neuralgia
- Preventing Neuralgia is not always possible. However, there are few preventive measures which may help you in avoiding this condition.
- Eating healthy and clean is very important. Do not forget to take all the essential multi-nutrients.
- Working out daily is always a great practice to keep yourself fit. But be careful and try to do it with proper guidance and control. Do not forget to have enough and effective sleep. Determining a regular sleep calendar is important in achieving that. Managing stress is important, so try to do it efficiently. Positive mindset is very important in dealing with any condition. So be positive.
Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Neuralgia
- Chamomile Tea: Made from 3 g dried flowers in 1 cup of water, twice or thrice a day.
- Ginger Capsules: Ginger is a great natural pain reliever. So take 1-2 capsules twice a day.
- Holy basil: Holy basil has the capacity to significantly reduce sciatic nerve pain. 10 grams of holy basil leaf aqueous extract can be given 1 to 4 times per day in equal doses.