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Peripheral neuropathic pain

Tim Nash

in Neuropathic Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199563678
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607426 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0006

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Peripheral neuropathic pain

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• Damage to peripheral nerves, including cranial nerves and spinal nerve roots, can result in peripheral neuropathic pain • Speed of onset and associated symptoms and signs can point towards possible causes • Common conditions include diabetic neuropathy, post-herpetic neuralgia, and post-surgical neuropathies including phantom limb pain • Less common conditions result from Guillain-Barré syndrome, deficiency states, and toxic neuropathies • Treatment is based on co-analgesics with or without opioids. Some conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia and other compression problems, can respond well to decompression surgery.

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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