Neuralgia: Severe, sharp, and electric-shock like pains that occur along the course of a nerve, radiating into a specific root or nerve distribution. Neuralgia is caused by pressure on nerves, poor nutrition which doesn't support nerve health, inflammation, or toxins. Pain of this sort is also referred to as neuropathic pain. Some common examples...

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Sciatica: Causes, Diagnosis, And Treatment

by Sibel Demir-Deviren Spine Center , University of California San Francisco What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a buttock pain radiating down the back of the thigh and leg and possibly into the calf or foot. Other characteristics of sciatica include varying degrees of weakness in the leg muscles and numbness and/or tingling that radiates down the leg....

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