Diabetes is responsible for about 30% of all nerve pain (neuropathic pain), but other conditions like alcoholism and shingles can also result in neuropathic pain. Medication, physical therapy, psychological counselling, and even surgery are all possible forms of treatment. Your nervous system may experience neuropathic pain if it is injured or not functioning properly. Any of the different levels of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves, can cause pain. The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The rest of your body’s peripheral nerves are found in areas including your organs, arms, legs, fingers, and toes. Incorrect signals are sent to pain areas by damaged nerve fibres. At the site of the nerve damage and in other places in the central nervous system, nerve function may change. A change in one or more nerves’ function or structure is referred to as neuropathy. An estimated 30% of cases of neuropathy are caused by diabetes. It is not always simple to determine where the neuropathic pain is coming from. This type of discomfort is associated with hundreds of disorders. Pain that arises suddenly or without provocation: Tingling, numbness, or a “pins and needles” sensation; shooting, scorching, stabbing, or electric shock-like pain induced pain Pain brought on by sensations that are often painless, such as cold, pressure, a little brushing on the skin, etc. Allodynia is the term for this. Evoked pain can also refer to the intensification of pain caused by typically unpleasant stimuli like heat and pinpricks. Hyperalgesia is the term for this type of pain. Your doctor will do a physical examination and take a medical history. Your doctor will be able to tell if you have nerve damage if they are aware of it or suspect it.