Neurogenic pain

Neurogenic pain arises from, or is caused by, the nervous system. The term is a catch-all phrase for pain that occurs because of central or peripheral nervous system dysfunction. Types of neurogenic pain may include: neuropathic pain (due to nerve damage or disease), central pain (arising from a lesion in the central nervous system – such as thalamic pain following stroke), or deafferentation pain (stemming from loss or interruption of sensory nerve fiber transmissions).


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Reviewed June 6, 2014
President, International Neuromodulation Society, 2009 - 2015
Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital, U.K.

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