Table 1

Major forms of clinical neuropathic pain



Peripheral NP

Postoperative neuralgia

Post-traumatic neuralgia

Incarcerated neuropathy (carpal tunnel syndrome)

Phantom limb pain

Painful polyneuropathy

Trigeminal neuralgia

Painful diabetic neuropathy

Nutritional deficiency-related neuropathy

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

Radicular neuropathy (cervical, thoracic or lumbar


Postherpetic neuralgia

HIV neuropathy

Pain associated with Guillain-Barre' syndrome

Idiopathic sensory neuropathy

Complex regional pain syndrome

Tumors caused by nerve compression and leakage

Central NP

Post-stroke pain

Spinal cord injury pain

Spinal ischemia pain


Pain associated with multiple sclerosis

Parkinson's disease-related pain

Xu et al. Molecular Pain 2012 8:15   doi:10.1186/1744-8069-8-15

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