Neuropathic pain: aetiology, symptoms, mechanisms, and management

Title

Neuropathic pain: aetiology, symptoms, mechanisms, and management

Creator

Woolf CJ; Mannion RJ

Publisher

Lancet

Date

1999

Subject

Humans; Pain Threshold/physiology; Pain/drug therapy/etiology/physiopathology; Peripheral Nerves/physiopathology; Peripheral Nervous System Diseases/drug therapy/etiology/physiopathology

Description

We highlight current theories about peripheral neuropathic pain and show that progress in management is contingent on targeting treatment not at the aetiological factors or the symptoms but at the mechanisms that operate to produce the symptoms. This approach will require substantial progress in our understanding of the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain, the development of accurate diagnostic tools to discover what mechanisms contribute to the pain syndrome in an individual, and effective treatments aimed specifically at the mechanisms.
1999

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Woolf CJ; Mannion RJ, “Neuropathic pain: aetiology, symptoms, mechanisms, and management,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed February 23, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12241.