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The Management of Neuropathic Pain Following SCI

Introduction

Chronic pain is highly prevalent following spinal cord injury (SCI) and can have a severely debilitating effect on both physical and psychosocial health.1 Pain following SCI may be nociceptive (caused by damage to non-neuronal tissue) or neuropathic (caused by damage and/or dysfunction to the nervous system). While many common forms of nociceptive pain (such as those stemming from musculoskeletal injuries) are treatable, neuropathic pain (NP) is generally less responsive to treatment.