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What is a neuritis?

Neuritis is a common malfunction of the nervous system, causing pain due to an an inflammation of the peripheral nerves (those outside of the central nervous system). The inflammation prevents the correct transmission of nerve impulses, and thus blocks sensory and motor functions. There are several possible causes of neuritis :

The first of these is sometimes referred to as 'entrapment syndromes', because nerves can easily be compressed, when passing through confined spaces, by the surrounding bones, ligaments or fibrous tissues.

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