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Central neuropathic pain 

Central neuropathic pain
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Central neuropathic pain
Author(s):

David Bowsher

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0007
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date: 30 May 2020

Central neuropathic pain can arise following damage to spinothalamocortical pathways in the spinal cord and brain

Stroke, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury (trauma or disease) are the predominant causes

Central neuropathic pain is wrongly considered a rarity; several tens of thousands of cases exist in the UK and it can develop up to two years after stroke...

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