Neuropathic Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury

Neuropathic Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury


There’s a common type of pain that we call
dysesthetic sensation, or you may hear a term neuropathic pain or nerve pain, which, people
have compared to, like, phantom sensations in people who have lost their limbs because
of amputations. While the reasons for them may be different, the underlying mechanisms
for it may in fact have some similarities. There is some belief that the reason for those
unusual sensations may be because of signals that are generated up in the brain. Now normally
there are unconscious signals, sort of what we can call feedback signals, that go back
and forth between different parts of our body and the brain. And there is a belief, a theory,
that after a spinal cord injury, because those signals from that part of the body back to
the brain are now blocked, and after a period of time the brain starts to create signals
of its own to make up for the lack of signals that are coming from the body. The reason
with think that may be taking place is that many of the medications that are used to help
manage this neuropathic pain we know work essentially up in the brain, not out in the
periphery or out in the area of the body where the person can’t normally feel. So because
of that, there’s a belief that these signals are generated in the brain, and why these
medications are effective in helping minimize these painful sensations. Subtitles by the Amara.org community

One Reply to “Neuropathic Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury”

  1. This neuropathy treatment method “gowo shocking plan” (G00GLE it) has worked amazing things for my mother who has diabetic neuropathy and had been suffering from serious pain. The physicians thought her condition is unsolvable. Only offered her pain-killing medicines and the possibility of amputation in the future. Following the therapy, she could reduce her pain substantially without taking any medicines.

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