Neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain results from damage to, or dysfunction of, the system that normally signals pain. It is often chronic, and can be severe and difficult to treat; its origin can be metabolic, inflammatory or infective, or it can be due to an injury. It is often described as burning, stabbing, stinging, shooting, aching or like an electric shock.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of neuropathic pain, please download this factsheet.