Neuropathic pain is common to both classification systems and is the result of damage, such as a lesion or dysfunction, of the nervous system (Types of pain, 2013; Helm, 2013). Changes in nerve physiology can cause multiple types of abnormal sensations including loss of sensation, pins and needles, spontaneous shock-like pain, burning pain, pain caused by movement, shooting electrical pain, or deep pain resulting from pressure (Types of pain, 2013). This kind of pain results from abnormal activity in a damaged nerve. One example of this kind of pain comes from nerve damage due to diabetes and the high blood sugar levels associated with that condition (Helm, 2013). Neuropathic pain can also result from infection of the nerve by the herpes zoster virus, which causes shingles. Notably, after many physical injuries, the pain felt is likely a combination between nociceptive and neuropathic pain, although the nociceptive, often inflammatory-based, pain may overwhelm other pain sensations (Types of pain, 2013).
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