The CanPain SCI Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rehabilitation Management of Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord: Recommendations for treatment

S. D. Guy, S. Mehta, A. Casalino, I. Côté, A. Kras-Dupuis, D. E. Moulin, A. G. Parrent, P. Potter, C. Short, R. Teasell, C. L. Bradbury, T. N. Bryce, B. C. Craven, N. B. Finnerup, D. Harvey, S. L. Hitzig, B. Lau, J. W. Middleton, C. O'Connell, S. OrenczukP. J. Siddall, A. Townson, C. Truchon, E. Widerström-Noga, D. Wolfe, E. Loh

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Abstract

Study design:Clinical practice guidelines.Objectives:To develop the first Canadian clinical practice guidelines for treatment of neuropathic pain in people with spinal cord injury (SCI).Setting:The guidelines are relevant for inpatient and outpatient SCI rehabilitation settings in Canada.Methods:The CanPainSCI Working Group reviewed the evidence for different treatment options and achieved consensus. The Working Group then developed clinical considerations for each recommendation. Recommendations for research are also included.Results:Twelve recommendations were developed for the management of neuropathic pain after SCI. The recommendations address both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment modalities.Conclusions:An expert Working Group developed recommendations for the treatment of neuropathic pain after SCI that should be used to inform practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S14-S23
JournalSpinal Cord
Volume54
Issue numberS1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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