The Neural Pathways of Pain Treatment Response in Small-Fiber Neuropathy
Pain in peripheral neuropathy, referred to as neuropathic pain, is thought to result from overexpression of pain receptors, regeneration of hypersensitive nerve sprouts, and denervation hypersensitivity of neurons in the sensory ganglia. Additionally, activation of the pain pathways appears to induce secondary structural and functional changes in the brain that contribute to pain perception, persistence, and response.
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