alexa Neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury: identification, classification, evaluation.
Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Author(s): Calmels P, Mick G, PerrouinVerbe B, Ventura M SOFMER Fren

Abstract Share this page

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Chronic pain is very frequent after spinal cord injury, recent data showing that at least 80\% of the patients experience pain, one-third at a severe level. The main objective of the present work is to report and discuss data regarding tools and procedures for the screening, diagnosis, and evaluation of neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The method used is that developed by the SOFMER, which associated a systematic review of the literature and a selection of published works by a scientific commitee, an analysis of data performed by a binom neuropathic pain/physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists, an evaluation of current practices during an expert consensus conference and via Internet, and finally a validation of the whole work by a pluridisciplinary expert panel. RESULTS: The literature provides an important series of studies on pain in spinal injury, but without specific data about neuropathic pain in this population. Some specific diagnostic and evaluation tools for neuropathic pain have been developed these last years, while numerous classifications, based on various criteria, have been proposed, some of them exhibiting some advantages for a pragmatic application and being in parallel in accordance with recent nosological and physiopathological advances. DISCUSSION: The DN4 questionnaire can be used for the screening and identification of neuropathic pain in this population of patients, often suffering from various types of pain. The use of the Spinal Cord Injury Pain Task Force of the International Association of the Study of Pain classification (SCIP-IASP), although some limitations, is recommended since taking into account physiopathology, localisation, and nature of pain. Daily uses of Visual Analogic Scale (VAS) or Numeric Scale (NS) are an obvious need and that of the questionnaire Douleur de Saint-Antoine (QDSA) for global evaluation and more specifically of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) for neuropathic pain are highly recommended. This article was published in Ann Phys Rehabil Med and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version