Find out more about pain caused by nerve problems
What is neuropathic pain?
What causes it and how can it be managed?
Pain specialist Dr John Lee explains the condition and provides information on the treatment options available to people living with neuropathic pain.
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Pain UK has links to over 25 charities which help patients with painful conditions: www.painuk.org
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on ‘Neuropathic pain – pharmacological management’ – updated in 2013 – gives guidance on drug treatments for neuropathic pain with information for the public: guidance.nice.org.uk/CG173
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) interventional procedure guidance on percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for refractory neuropathic pain describes this novel technology for the treatment of refractory neuropathic pain with information for the public: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg450
The International Association for the Study of Pain is an international organisation for pain specialists. They produce many useful publications and guidelines, including, ‘Pharmacological Management of Neuropathic Pain’ (2010): www.iasp-pain.org
The British Pain Society (BPS) has a section of its website for patients and has links to a number of other sites and organisations: www.britishpainsociety.org/patient_home.htm