19 Harley St, London, W1G 9QJ, UK
We are London's Top Spine Clinic

Management of severe neuropathic cancer pain: an illustrative case and review.

Related Articles

Management of severe neuropathic cancer pain: an illustrative case and review.

Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Feb;30(1):83-90

Authors: Connolly I, Zaleon C, Montagnini M

Neuropathic cancer pain is common, very disabling and difficult to treat. It can be related to tumor invasion of neural structures and neuronal damage by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Adjuvant analgesics are often used with opioids to control neuropathic pain in cancer patients. Methadone, a synthetic opioid with multiple mechanisms of action, is gaining increasing importance as an effective agent in the treatment of cancer related neuropathic pain. This case illustrates the challenges of managing severe pain in a patient with head and neck cancer while undergoing anti-tumor treatment. A review of the adjuvant analgesics and opioids, particularly methadone, in the management of neuropathic pain is also included.

PMID: 22504863 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Share to care...

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on google
Share on linkedin
Share on skype

What we do...

The Harley Street Hospital


What is London spine unit and How it Works

The London Spine Unit was established in 2005 and has successfully treated over 5000 patients. All conditions are treated.

We treat all spinal disorders

The London Spine Unit specialises in Minimally Invasive Treatments allowing rapid recovery and return to normal function

Trusted by patients worldwide

The London Spine Unit provides the highest quality care to all patients and has VIP services for those seeking exceptional services

What our patients say about us ......