TITLE: Neuropathic Pain
AUTHOR: Suzanne Toft
BORROWING PERIOD: 15 minutes, Tuesday 6th July
SUBJECT: Neuropathic Pain, Postherpetic Neuralgia
Chronic Pain Syndromes
Hear how an apparently mild case of shingles at the age of 27 led to excruciating spinal pain and the development of a long-lasting pain syndrome where innocuous stimuli such as air movement and cold temperatures cause flares in pain in areas other than in the original shingles location.
Learn how the pain system can go wrong, what neuropathic pain is and how it differs from other types of pain, and about the weird sensations damaged nerves produce. Hear what it feels like to (successfully) live with a chronic neuropathic pain syndrome long term, and about the challenges it presents at work, and how you can help.