Pain Research and Management

Pain Research and Management / 2006 / Article

Neuropathic Pain and Gabapentinoids | Open Access

Volume 11 |Article ID 359752 | 8 pages |

The Clinical Management of Neuropathic Pain


Chronic neuropathic pain as a result of injury to the central or peripheral nervous system is common in clinical practice, and is especially predominant in the elderly. The present review summarizes the epidemiology, clinical features, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain and specifically details an evidence-based approach to the pharmacological treatment of this disabling condition. Preventive strategies and novel treatment approaches are required to improve the management of neuropathic pain.

Copyright © 2006 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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