Neuropathic pain

Michael Schenk, Hilde Urnauer, Stephan A. Schug, Gunnar Jaehnichen, Sarah J. Harper

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    Neuropathic pain is defined as pain caused by dysfunctions of the nervous system or by lesions. Such lesions can be in the peripheral (e.g. diabetic polyneuropathy) or in the central nervous system (e.g. spinal cord injury pain). Neuropathic pain is common, but often undiagnosed and poorly treated. This chapter discusses the treatment of a wide range of neuropathic pain syndromes, including phantom limb pain and post-therapeutic neuralgia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPocket Guide Pain Management
    PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9783540329961
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008


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