Central poststroke pain is a neuropathic pain disorder frequently described as burning pain associated with allodynia and hyperalgesia over affected regions of the body. The underlying mechanisms are not well understood. What causes it and how can practitioners treat it? Dr. Bottros discusses.
There’s a number of treatment options that we tend to consider in patients who have central poststroke pain. The most efficacious treatment that we have is a simple medication and an old one: amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant that’s been shown to be the most efficacious in patients with...