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Hesselink, JK and Rusbridge, C (2014) Pain Management In: Syringomyelia: A Disorder of CSF Circulation. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 237-259. ISBN 978-3-540-72484-1

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In this chapter, our current understanding of the mechanisms causing neuropathic pain and the nonsurgical therapy of syringomyelia are reviewed. Traditional pharmacological therapies such as tricyclic antidepressants, serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitors, antiepileptic drugs, opioids and NMDA receptor antagonists are detained, together with novel drug therapies such as cannabis, endocannabinoids and naltrexone. Management strategies for central neuropathic pain are suggested, including combination therapy, topical analgesics and intrathecal infusions. Limitations of therapy are discussed, together with likely future directions for treatment. Non-pharmacological treatments, such as acupuncture, complementary medicine, cognitive therapy and neurostimulation, are also considered.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Authors :
Hesselink, JK
Editors :
Flint, G
Date : 9 January 2014
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-642-13706-8_16
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Uncontrolled Keywords : Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuroradiology, Surgical Orthopedics, Rehabilitation Medicine
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:49
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:06

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