Chamäleon neuropathischer schmerz

Translated title of the contribution: Neuropathic pain

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Neuropathic pain poses a challenge, since there is no consensus on what constitutes optimal management, and current strategies for diagnosing and treating this heterogeneous condition are largely empirical. In the daily routine a neurological examination that includes a sensory examination with some simple bed-side-tests often suffices to establish a tentative diagnosis. The author proposes a basic algorithm that may help clinicians to optimize available therapeutic options and improve pain relief and quality of life in patients with this type of pain. Such first-line drugs as antidepressants, anticonvulsants and sustained-release opioids form the basis for a treatment strategy that is appropriate for the individual patient.

Translated title of the contributionNeuropathic pain
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalMMW-Fortschritte der Medizin
Issue number18
StatePublished - 5 May 2005
Externally publishedYes


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