Can anyone out there really tell me the difference between neuropathy and neuralgia and some of the causes and is there any way to prove the cause. Really I need to find someone who really knows what this diease is about and what I can do to get back to my normal life. I have been to to many doctor and specials who all start out with the same first word, everything points to your surgery as being the cause but there is no way to prove it. I am past the point of trying to prove the cause I know the cause was the surgery because the minute I came out it is the first thing I complained about. I just want to get better or at least have a way of managing the pain or the attacks.