Vytautas Kasiulevičius


Neuropathic pain results from damage to or dysfunction of the peripheral or central nervous system, rather than stimulation of pain receptors. Diagnosis is suggested by pain out of proportion to tissue injury, dysesthesia (eg, burning, tingling), and signs of nerve injury detected during neurologic examination. Although neuropathic pain responds to opioids, treatment is often with adjuvant drugs (eg, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, baclofen, topical drugs). This article will discuss the recommended treatment of neuropathic pain medication, review of medications used to treat the order of the batches of specific therapies advantages and disadvantages.

Keyword(s): Neuropathic pain, treatment.
DOI: 10.5200/67
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