Some people find that certain body positions or activities, such as standing in line or walking, become painful. Nerve damage can also make your body too sensitive. Some people may feel pain when sheets lightly cover the body with sheets. Nerve pain, also called neuralgia or neuropathic pain, occurs when a health condition affects the nerves that carry sensitivity to the brain.
It's a particular type of pain that feels different from other types of pain. When nerves are damaged, they can't send the signals they usually send to the muscles to tell them what to do. This causes muscle weakness and movement problems that you may experience as an initial symptom of damage or injury. Muscle weakness due to nerve damage most often occurs in the arms and legs.