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Everyday Health Interviews Dr. Williams About What Neuropathic Pain Feels Like and the Main Causes of This Neuropathy Symptom


Often when we think of pain it is the nociceptive kind, the acute pain that comes with injury or tissue damage caused by a specific event.

Neuropathic pain, on the other hand, tends to be chronic and less sharp. “The character and quality of neuropathic pain tends to be pain that’s burning or electric in character,” says Vernon Williams, MD, a sports neurologist and the director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sini Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.

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