Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, disorders are a set of pain conditions resulting from disorder or injury to the nervous system.
Damage to or dysfunction of the nerves of the peripheral or central nervous system can cause pain signals to be sent to the brain. This damage or dysfunction may result in the chronic pain condition known as neuropathic pain.
- Neuropathic pain may be continuous or episodic.
- Episodic attacks are often described as an “electric shock” type of pain.
- Continuous attacks are often experienced as prolonged aching, burning, sensitivity
- Neuropathic pain can be present without any visible or easily identified problem
Neuropathic orofacial pain conditions refer to those with symptoms that primarily affect a patient’s mouth and face.