Wounds, injuries, compression of the nerves, exposure to cold or wet, rheumatism and syphilis are among the principal causes of this affliction. Generally the seat of the trouble can be found by the presence of a spot or place sensitive to the touch, but is often present when there is pain in the nerve.
The most decided symptom is pain with tenderness along the nerve trunk; it is of an intense character, and is increased by pressure or motion. Sometimes muscular cramps occur, followed by impaired motion.
Treatment. Neuritis shows the absence of mineral and phosphatic substances in the blood. Alkaline remedies are useful; such ashypophosphites. Phenacetine and sodium salicylate are also good.
For nerve pains apply oil of turpentine or Canadian balsam. Various other liniments, applied locally, are useful. ** Sympathetic Nerves.
A Diagrammatic View of Human Body Showing How the Nerves of the Sympathetic System Connect the Spine with the Important Nerve Centre Known as the Solar Plexus That Is Situated Just Behind the Stomach. Every Other Part of the Body Is Linked with the Spine in Similar Fashion.
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