Overview of management options

  • Michael Serpell


The processing of nociception involves multiple neural pathways, transmitters and receptors. All this suggests that there will never be a single ‘magic bullet’ analgesic drug. Optimum pain control will therefore require a multimodal approach using several analgesic therapies.


Chronic Pain Neuropathic Pain Inguinal Hernia Surgery Regional Analgesia Integrate Care Pathway 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Serpell
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  1. 1.University Department of AnaesthesiaGartnavel General HospitalGlasgowScotland

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