Neuropathic Pain: Risk Factors, Types and Management Strategies


Alyssa L. Rider (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress

Neuropathic pain (NP) affects large populations worldwide determining increased direct and indirect costs and significantly alters the patients’ quality of life and psychological morbidity. Neuropathic pain is defined according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as “pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory system” although many studies in human and animal models have proved that neuroplastic changes in non-sensory structures may also contribute to NP mechanisms. This book discusses non-invasive brain stimulation to control neuropathic pain. It also discusses neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury and the new management strategies for these individuals. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation to Control Neuropathic Pain (pp. 1-42)
Sergiu Albu, Joan Vidal and Hatice Kumru (Clinical Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience of Pain, Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, and others)

Chapter 2 – Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury (pp. 43-70)
Timothy R. Cushing, MD, Sujin Lee, MD, Maya Hatch, PhD, Sophia Chun, MD and Eric Chang, MD (Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Los Angeles, California, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Physiopathology of Neuropathic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury: New Management Strategies (pp. 71-112)
Pere Boadas-Vaello, Xavier Xifró, Teresa Puig and Enrique Verdú (Group of Clinical Anatomy, Embryology, Neuroscience and Molecular Oncology (NEOMA), Department of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain)


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