2. An abnormality, malfunction, or disease of the nervous system: Pain associated with neuropathy can be very intense and may be cutting, stabbing, crushing, or burning.
"Nerve damage can arise from a number of causes; such as, disease, physical injury, poisoning, or malnutrition."
"Peripheral neuropathy ranges from a reversible problem to a potentially fatal complication. In the best cases, a damaged nerve regenerates. Nerve cells cannot be replaced if they are killed, but they are capable of recovering from damage."