Treatments for neuralgia depend on the underlying cause, according to Healthline. Potential treatment options include surgery to remove pressure on the affected nerve, physical therapy, nerve block injections and medications to reduce pain. Treatment for neuralgia caused by diabetes requires properly controlling blood sugar levels.
Neuralgia is an intense pain that occurs along the path of a damaged nerve, states MedlinePlus.. It typically develops in the face or neck, but it can occur anywhere in the body, notes Healthline. Causes of nerve damage resulting in neuralgia include diseases such as multiple sclerosis and diabetes, infections such as shingles and old age.