Pain Syndromes in Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions associated with dysfunction of the peripheral or central nervous system. It discusses advances in three areas: first, the normal anatomy and physiology of pain; second, the pathophysiology of damaged sensory neurons; and third, the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neuropathic pain. The book begins with a discussion of neural mechanisms relevant to pain perception along with a brief review of neuropathic pain. This is followed by separate chapters on hyperalgesia following cutaneous injury; the importance of peripheral processes in the etiology of neuropathic and radiculopathic pain; and mechanisms by which sympathetic efferent fibers contribute to the occurrence of pain. Subsequent chapters cover the diagnosis and treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy; pain in generalized neuropathies; surgical treatment of pain; clinical features and management of postherpetic neuralgia; diagnosis of cancer pain syndromes; and drugs in the management of chronic pain.
1 Introduction 2 Hyperalgesia and Sensitization of Primary Afferent Fibers 3 Pain and the Pathophysiology of Damaged Nerve 4 Sympathetic Nervous System Influence on Acute and Chronic Pain 5 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment 6 Pain in Generalized Neuropathies 7 Management of Nociceptive, Deafferentation and Central Pain by Surgical Intervention 8 Deafferentation Syndromes and Dorsal Root Entry Zone Lesions 9 Postherpetic Neuralgia: Clinical Features and Treatment 10 Diagnosis of Cancer Pain Syndromes 11 Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
- 29th January 1990
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