Pain in Peripheral Nerve Diseases

Pain in Peripheral Nerve Diseases

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The book takes a novel approach to the subject of pain in peripheral nerve disease by bringing together basic scientists and clinicians with an expertise in the field of neuropathic pain. For the first time, the description of clinically relevant diseases, an up-to-date review of the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain and a comprehensive review of therapeutic options are combined in one book. Furthermore, the anatomy and pathology of peripheral nerve is outlined in the context of neuropathic pain. Peripheral nerve disorders causing pain, the mononeuropathies and polyneuropathies are described in detail including up-to-date summaries of pathogenesis and treatment. Two chapters elucidate the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain, one looking at causes in the periphery and one covering central mechanisms. Treatment options are outlined according to current knowledge from evidence-based medicine and a state-of-the-art treatment algorithm is given to facilitate practical management. Clinicians, neurologists and neurologists in training and basic scientists who are interested in pain will profit most from this book. Painful neuropathies are frequently encountered in clinical practice and are difficult to manage. The book helps to better understand and treat those conditions.Habitual leg crossing, especially after weight loss, might be a frequent cause of common peroneal nerve entrapment. Other causes are external compression on the fibular neck during sleep, coma, or anesthesia. Compression of the nerve can anbsp;...

Title:Pain in Peripheral Nerve Diseases
Author:Claudia Sommer
Publisher:Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers - 2001-01-01


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