Neuropathic pain: diagnosing and treating

Authors

  • R. V. Sulik P. L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv

Abstract

Neuropathic pain (NP) is caused by a damage or dysfunction of the system that normally carries pain signals. Diseases followed by NP are of heterogeneous group of pathologies with the peripheral and central nervous system lesions. Pathophysiological basis of neuropathic pain is excessive excitability of neurons arising from plastic changes in the structures related to the conduction and processing of nociceptive signals. A typical example is pain in diabetic neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia. NP can significantly affect the life quality. Often it is difficult to treat NP because of its resistance to many drugs, and it is accompanied by side effects against effective pharmacotherapy.

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2016-03-01

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Sulik RV. Neuropathic pain: diagnosing and treating. PMJUA [Internet]. 2016Mar.1 [cited 2020Oct.25];1(1). Available from: https://www.painmedicine.org.ua/index.php/pnmdcn/article/view/5