Tools for Assessing Neuropathic Pain

  title={Tools for Assessing Neuropathic Pain},
  author={Giorgio Cruccu and Andrea Truini},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={1630 - 1635}
According to the latest definition, the term neuropathic pain refers to pain arising as a direct consequence of a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system [1]. When physicians and researchers use the term assessment of neuropathic pain, they may be referring to two distinct types of assessment: (1) assessing pain intensity and quality and possibly their treatmentinduced changes, and (2) diagnosing neuropathic (as opposed to non-neuropathic) pain. Pain is a complex experience that… CONTINUE READING
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