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Neuropathic pain is may be difficult to diagnose

Neuropathic or nerve pain affects roughly 15 million people in the US and Europe. Symptoms include numbness, stabbing, burning and tingling in the feet, legs and hands. Neuropathic pain is difficult to diagnose and frequently underdiagnosed and hence undertreated. The pain may be caused by trauma to the nervous system, diabetes or shingles. Treatment may involve daily exercise, pro-active pain management and a positive attitude.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by WNBC

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Related Symptom Topics:

  • Numbness
  • Stabbing
  • Burning
  • Tingling in the feet
  • Tingling in the legs
  • Tingling in the hands

Article Source Details

About: Neuropathic pain is may be difficult to diagnose

Date: 4 December 2004

Source: WNBC


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Underdiagnosed
  • Underdiagnosed and neuropathic pain
  • Underdiagnosed and nerve pain
  • Underdiagnosed and diabetes
  • Underdiagnosed and shingles
  • Underdiagnosed and trauma to nervous system
  • Underdiagnosed and numbness
  • Underdiagnosed and stabbing
  • Underdiagnosed and burning
  • Underdiagnosed and tingling in the feet
  • Underdiagnosed and tingling in the legs
  • Underdiagnosed and tingling in the hands
  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis of neuropathic pain
  • Diagnosis of nerve pain
  • Diagnosis of diabetes
  • Diagnosis of shingles
  • Diagnosis of trauma to nervous system
  • Diagnosis of numbness
  • Diagnosis of stabbing
  • Diagnosis of burning
  • Diagnosis of tingling in the feet
  • Diagnosis of tingling in the legs
  • Diagnosis of tingling in the hands

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