[PDF] Pharmacological Management of Neuropathic Pain

Source:
International Association for the Study of Pain
Publisher:
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Publication date:
01 November 2010

Abstract

Neuropathic pain may arise as a consequence of a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system. Neuropathic pain is estimated to af ict as much as 7–8% of the general population in Europe. Classical examples include diabetic polyneuropathies, postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, central poststroke pain, and spinal cord injury pain, although traumatic/postsurgical neuropathies and painful radiculopathies represent common conditions in the general population.