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Neuropathic pain: how to recognise and manage

Neuropathic pain: how to recognise and manage

From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn about:

  • The causes, risk factors and symptoms of neuropathic pain
  • How the condition is diagnosed and managed, including non-pharmacological options
  • Self-care advice that pharmacists and their teams can offer to patients

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Neuropathic pain is a type of chronic pain that results from damage to the nerves. It can present as sensory (numbness, increased sensitivity), motor (weakness) and autonomic (temperature, sweating) changes.(1) It is defined as pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system(2) – the part of the sensory system involved with the conscious perception of touch, pain, temperature, pressure, position and movement, which comes from the muscles, joints

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