Neuropathic pain is not something that should be casually dismissed. There are serious repercussions to it, least of which is the effect that it has on one’s quality of life. This kind of condition is both chronic and complex, which may manifest due to tissue injury.
The discomfort or pain that a person may feel may be due to nerve fibers being damaged or injured, causing it to become dysfunctional. Once this occurs, the nerves cannot send messages throughout the body properly. Instead, they may end up miscommunicating with the pain centers, which then brings about the pain.
One common example of neuropathic pain is the phantom limb syndrome. Here, an amputated arm or leg still feels as if it were still whole. Because the brain still receives messages from the nerves that used to carry impulses from the amputated limb, the person still feels pain.
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