Pain in Peripheral Nerve Diseases
Synopsis This work brings together basic scientists and clinicians with an expertise in the field of neuropathic pain. Description of clinically relevant diseases, a review of the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain and a comprehensive review of therapeutic options are combined in this book. 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 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.