Clinical approach to patients with neuropathic pain
Mark Stillman, MD
Head, Section of Headache and Facial Pain, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic
Address: Mark Stillman, MD, Section of Headache and Facial Pain, Department of Neurology, T33, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195
ABSTRACTAt long last, advances have been made in the field of neuropathic pain treatment, in large part due to a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying this type of pain. New antidepressants and anticonvulsants with novel mechanisms of action have spearheaded the way, and studies have finally shown that opioids are effective for treating chronic and breakthrough pain.