Are opioids effective in relieving neuropathic pain?

  title={Are opioids effective in relieving neuropathic pain?},
  author={Paul L I Dellemijn},
  volume={80 3},
The purpose of this review is to identify important issues and to review the data that underlie the controversial effectiveness of opioids in relieving neuropathic pain. This controversy seems related to the use of multiple definitions of neuropathic pain together with its distinct mechanisms in both experimental animal models and human neuropathic pain syndromes, methodological shortcomings in available randomized controlled clinical trials, different methods of pain assessment, the… CONTINUE READING