In neuropathic pain, the nerves themselves may be dysfunctional or damaged in some way.
These damaged nerves send unprompted signals to the pain centers of the brain and cause discomfort where nothing should be causing it.
Phantom limb syndrome is one condition where the neuropathic pain is common.
This is where the ends of the nerves by the amputation site are still searching for the missing limb and sending incorrect messages to the brain.
But neuropathic pain is not limited to amputates, and the problem is more widespread than you might think.
Unfortunately, neuropathic pain does not respond well to being managed by medication.
So more alternative methods must be tried in order to gain relief.
Here are some natural ways to manage neuropathic pain.