Epidemiology and treatment of neuropathic pain: The UK primary care perspective

  title={Epidemiology and treatment of neuropathic pain: The UK primary care perspective},
  author={G. Hall and D. Carroll and David Parry and H. McQuay},
  • G. Hall, D. Carroll, +1 author H. McQuay
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • PAIN
  • Abstract The true incidence of neuropathic pain is unknown, but it is believed to be under‐diagnosed and treated inadequately, despite the availability of drugs with proven efficacy. Our objective was to report the epidemiology and drug treatment of neuropathic pain as managed by UK primary care physicians. A descriptive analysis of the epidemiology of incident post‐herpetic neuralgia (n = 12,386); trigeminal neuralgia (8268); phantom limb pain (451) and painful diabetic neuropathy (4719) and… CONTINUE READING
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