Nerve damage can arise due to acute nerve pain. Symptoms of nerve damage include twitching, paralysis, muscle atrophy (decrease in the mass of the muscle), weakness, pain, numbness, a burning sensation, prickling and problems in changing postures. Nerve pain can be caused due to a lot of autoimmune diseases such as sclerosis (hardening of the body tissues), lupus (inflammation of the skin), myasthenia gravis (a condition causing abnormal and extreme weakness of muscles), inflammatory bowel disease and Guillain-Barre syndrome (a condition where the peripheral nerves are attacked by the immune system)
People suffering from severe nerve pain usually suffer from mood disorders, sleep deprivation (insomnia), depression and anxiety. The risk of developing an injury is escalated even more due to lack of sensory feedback caused by nerve pain. In case of nerve damage, a neurosurgeon or a neurologist should be consulted.