Disturbances of Pain Perception in Disorders of the Peripheral and Central Nervous System
The principal feature of neuropathic pain, including so-called “central pain”, is that it is characterised by pain in area of sensory abnormality. This is irrespective of whether the causative disturbance is in the spinal cord or brain.
KeywordsSpinal Cord Injury Neuropathic Pain Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Postherpetic Neuralgia Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
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