Neuropathic pain: diagnosis, pathophysiological mechanisms, and treatment

@article{Baron2010NeuropathicPD,
  title={Neuropathic pain: diagnosis, pathophysiological mechanisms, and treatment},
  author={R. Baron and A. Binder and G. Wasner},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={9},
  pages={807-819}
}
Neuropathic pain develops as a result of lesions or disease affecting the somatosensory nervous system either in the periphery or centrally. Examples of neuropathic pain include painful polyneuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and post-stroke pain. Clinically, neuropathic pain is characterised by spontaneous ongoing or shooting pain and evoked amplified pain responses after noxious or non-noxious stimuli. Methods such as questionnaires for screening and assessment focus on… Expand

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