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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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SCHESTATSKY, Pedro et al. Promising treatments for neuropathic pain. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2014, vol.72, n.11, pp.881-888. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0004-282X20140157.

In the last few years the understanding of mechanisms and, consequently, the diagnosis of neuropathic pain (NP) has becoming progressively clearer in clinical practice. However, the treatment of such condition remains challenging so far. One of the reasons for such difficulty is the diversity of mechanisms involved in NP generation and its persistency. In the present review we discuss several treatment modalities for NP that are scantily applied in daily clinical practice. For that, we collected positive clinical evidence of unusual and SECS (Safe, Easy, Cheap, and Sensible) approaches for NP. The aim of this review is not to establish the “state of the art” or rigid guidelines for NP treatment. In a different way, we only want bring new possibilities of treatment to the readers and also to motivate investigators to confirm those positive preliminary but promising results for NP reliev.

Keywords : neuropathic pain; treatment; unconventional; alternative; evidence-based medicine.

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