Advances in neuropathic pain: diagnosis, mechanisms, and treatment recommendations.

@article{Dworkin2003AdvancesIN,
  title={Advances in neuropathic pain: diagnosis, mechanisms, and treatment recommendations.},
  author={Robert H. Dworkin and Miroslav Backonja and Michael C. Rowbotham and Rodney R. Allen and Charles R Argoff and Gary J. Bennett and M. Catherine Bushnell and John T Farrar and Bradley S. Galer and Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite and David J. Hewitt and John D. Loeser and Mitchell B. Max and Mario Saltarelli and Kenneth E Schmader and Charmion Kerr Stein and David Kirk Thompson and Robert J. Gatchel and Mark Stanley Wallace and Linda R Watkins and Sharon M. Weinstein},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 11},
  pages={
          1524-34
        }
}
Chronic neuropathic pain, caused by lesions in the peripheral or central nervous system, comes in many forms. We describe current approaches to the diagnosis and assessment of neuropathic pain and discuss the results of recent research on its pathophysiologic mechanisms. Randomized controlled clinical trials of gabapentin, the 5% lidocaine patch, opioid analgesics, tramadol hydrochloride, and tricyclic antidepressants provide an evidence-based approach to the treatment of neuropathic pain, and… CONTINUE READING
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