Anything that leads to loss of function within the sensory nervous system can cause neuropathic pain. As such, nerve problems from carpal tunnel syndrome or similar conditions can trigger neuropathic pain. Trauma, causing nerve injury, can lead to neuropathic pain. Other conditions which can predispose patients to developing neuropathic pain include

  • Alcoholism
  • Amputation (results in phantom pain)
  • Chemotherapy drugs (Cisplatin®, Paclitaxel®, Vincristine®, etc.)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Facial nerve problems
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Shingles
  • Spinal nerve compression or inflammation
  • Trauma or surgeries with resulting nerve damage
  • Nerve compression or infiltration by tumors
  • Central nervous system disorders (stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.)


Taylor D. Neuropathic Pain (2020 Nov 12 )Nerve Pain.