04 Jul Neuropathic pain and Treatment options
Nerve is relatively common and becoming more so with the increasing prevalence of diabetes. Other common causes include; post-shingles (PHN) and alcohol excess. Chemotherapy induced neuropathy is common as is post-stroke pain. There are a couple of groups of drugs which can help nerve pain. There is evidence, via the cochrane collaboration, that the medications available are helpful in chronic pain and chronic nerve pain.
Next time – Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS)in chronic pain and chronic inflammatory pain.