3 points on neuropathic pain

Written by: Dr. Sebastián Barrera Domínguez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Neuropathic pain is considered that pain initiated or caused by a primary lesion or dysfunction of the nervous system. In Spain, this disease affects 8% of the population, most often over 55 years.

Causes of neuropathic pain

This type of pain may be related to various diseases:

  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • postherpetic neuralgia
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • stroke
  • Herpes zoster
  • Arthritis
  • spinal cord injury


Symptoms of neuropathic pain

The main symptoms of neuropathic pain are:

  • burning pain (burning or cold)
  • Stinging
  • paresthesia
  • Electric shock sensations
  • numbness
  • Deficit tenderness
  • Allodynia (hypersensitivity and pain at the slightest touch)

Treatment of neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain can be treated by different techniques:

  • Pharmacotherapy: antidepressants, anticonvulsants and opiates. It is the classical treatment in the field of Neurology .
  • Medical treatment: peripheral nerve blocks, radiofrequency and botulinum toxin.
  • Capsaicin: local application of cream or patch.
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Dr. Sebastián Barrera Domínguez

By Dr. Sebastián Barrera Domínguez

Dr. Barrera Dominguez is a prestigious medical specialist in neurology c counts on more than 40 years of experience. During his long career he has combined his work as a doctor in several centers in Seville with teaching and research. Also a specialist in clinical neurophysiology, is an expert in the treatment of diseases such as dementia, migraine, epilepsy, Alzheimer 's , Parkinson 's , sleep apnea, among others. A oday is medical director of the Center for Early Stimulation Cristo del Buen Fin and head of the Service of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology Hispalia Medical Center, both in Seville, besides continuing his teaching at the University Hospital Virgen Macarena.

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