Neuropathic Pain Lecture

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Neuropathic Pain Lecture

  1. 1. Neuropathic Pain Etiology and Treatment
  2. 2. Pain Concepts Characteristic Acute Pain Chronic Pain Cause Generally Often known unknown Duration of Short, well- Persists after characterized healing, ≥3 Pain months Treatment Underlying Underlying approach disease disease and pain disorder
  3. 3. Pain Concepts • Types of Neuropathies – Focal • Mononeuritis • Entrapment – Diffuse • Proximal • Distal – Large fiber – Small fiber
  4. 4. Pain Concepts • Problems in Neuropathic Pain – Many patient with neuropathic pain continue to suffer, despite optimal therapy – Development of rationally based, novel treatments has been slow – Neural mechanism for ‘pain’ is unproven for the common syndromes (DM Peripheral neuropathy/Postherpetic neuralgia)
  5. 5. Thank You

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