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Paisley P, Serpell M. Tailor treatment to the patient with neuropathic pain. Practitioner 2016;260(1796):11-15

Tailor treatment to the patient with neuropathic pain

23 Sep 2016Pais-up subscribers

Neuropathic pain is defined as pain that is caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system and is estimated to affect 6-8% of the general population. A low threshold of suspicion in conditions associated with neuropathic pain can aid diagnosis. Typical neuropathic descriptors include burning, shooting, electric shock pain with numbness, pins and needles or itching.

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