Neuropathic Pain

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    Peripheral Neuropathy

    GENERAL Peripheral neuropathy is a type of neuropathic pain attributed to dysfunction of some peripheral nerves. Peripheral neuropathy is not a disease itself but a symptom of some other disease process. It is manifested with functional nerve decline affecting various sensations, such as touch, pain, vibration, numbness and dysaesthesia (painful needle sensation). Longer nerves are [...]

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    Entrapment Neuropathy

    GENERAL Entrapment neuropathy is caused by the prolonged compression or irritation of a nerve plexus or peripheral nerve. The final result is nerve dysfunction and chronic neuropathic pain in the innervation area of the affected nerve. In certain body positions, nerves tend to be compressed by surrounding tissues -not only under pathological but also under [...]

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    Central Post-Stroke Neuropathic Pain

    GENERAL Post-stroke pain or thalamic pain syndrome, is the type of chronic neuropathic pain emerging when part of the central nervous system (CNS) has been impaired. This usually occurs following a stroke with infarction or cerebral cell necrosis, due to reduction of blood flow and oxygen supply in cells. After a stroke, the patient may [...]

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    Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy

    GENERAL Diabetic polyneuropathy is one of the most common types of neuropathy. There are approximately 250 million people worldwide suffering from diabetes mellitus and 20-30 million of them suffer from neuropathy. Diabetic polyneuropathy is closely correlated with the diabetic chronicity and blood glucose control. Close blood glucose control determines the prevention of painful diabetic polyneuropathy [...]

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    Syringomyelia

    GENERAL Syringomyelia is a general term referring to a disorder in which a cyst or a cavity is formed within the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, may expand and elongate over time, damaging the spinal cord and ultimately leading to paralysis if appropriate measures are not taken. The temporary damage may lead to [...]

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    Phantom Limb Pain

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    Post-traumatic and Post-operative Neuropathy

    GENERAL Post-traumatic and post-operative neuropathy refers to a neuropathic type of pain occurring after an injury or after a medical intervention, such as surgical operation, injection, radiotherapy etc. The patient usually suffers for a long time from intense pain in the innervation area of the affected peripheral nerve, after having visited doctors of various specialties [...]

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

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    Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia

    GENERAL Herpes zoster is caused by the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV).  When a patient has been cured from varicella, the VZV still remains in his/her body. This usually does not create any problems to the patient. However, years later, the virus may flare up and provoke herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is manifested with a blistering [...]