A brief comparison of the pathophysiology of inflammatory versus neuropathic pain.

@article{Xu2011ABC,
  title={A brief comparison of the pathophysiology of inflammatory versus neuropathic pain.},
  author={Qinghao Xu and Tony L. Yaksh},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={400-7}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The causes of inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain are fundamentally different. There are, however, common mechanisms underlying the generation of each pain state. We will discuss some specific elements observed in both tissue and nerve injury pain states and consider the hypothesis that these two states actually demonstrate a convergence over time. RECENT FINDINGS The increased pain sensation following tissue and nerve injury results from several mechanisms, including… CONTINUE READING
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