Pain perception of intravenous heroin users on maintenance therapy with levomethadone.

@article{Schall1996PainPO,
  title={Pain perception of intravenous heroin users on maintenance therapy with levomethadone.},
  author={Ulrich Schall and T Katta and E Pries and Achim Kl{\"o}ppel and Markus T Gastpar},
  journal={Pharmacopsychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={176-9}
}
Methadone is a very potent analgesic drug. Accordingly, maintenance therapy of heroin addicts with methadone may conceal pain producing processes. Here we report on the pain perception of 42 patients on a levomethadone maintenance treatment for intravenous heroin users. Pain perception was measured by single-blind, non-invasive pressure stimulation of the nociceptors located in the dorsal extension aponeurosis and the underlying periosteum of the middle phalanx of a digit before and… CONTINUE READING