Targeting the affective and cognitive aspects of chronic neuropathic pain using basal forebrain neuromodulation: Rationale, review and proposal

@article{Oluigbo2012TargetingTA,
  title={Targeting the affective and cognitive aspects of chronic neuropathic pain using basal forebrain neuromodulation: Rationale, review and proposal},
  author={Chima O. Oluigbo and Asem Salma and Ali R. Rezai},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={1216-1221}
}
Chronic pain is a major health problem in developed countries where it may affect as much as 20% of the adult population. There have been no significant clinical breakthroughs in therapeutic options for persons with chronic neuropathic pain. These limitations underscore the importance of developing new therapies for this disabling pain syndrome. We have reviewed the limitations of the present treatment strategies for chronic pain, neurophysiology of somatosensory transmission and nociception… CONTINUE READING

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