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27.02.2013

HC USP, Ribeirão Preto have specialized treatment for neuropathic pain

The service will be started in patients referred by other clinics and hospitals affiliated with HCFMRP

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Facade of the Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto
Facade of the Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto

The Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto (HCFMRP) USP starts in March specialized care for patients with neuropathic pain (resulting from damage to the nervous system, either peripheral nerves, spinal cord, brainstem or brain).

The sessions will be on Thursdays, in the morning, 4 in the hallway of the HCFMRP clinics and consultations should be scheduled at the counter yellow. The address is Av Bandeirantes, 3900, Ribeirão Preto (SP).

The service will be started in patients referred by other clinics and hospitals affiliated with HCFMRP. Neuropathic pain is rarely diagnosed, but reaches 10% of adults and 30% of young people who have passed the age of 65. Sciatica and diabetes are related to known more troublesome.

Burning mouth syndrome and restless legs syndrome are also warnings, according to the professor and coordinator of the service, José Geraldo Speciali. For him the concept of neuropathic pain should be aware of all health professionals and lay people as well, because otherwise patients who suffer this kind of pain can receive a wrong diagnosis and be treated with analgesics and anti-inflammatories, or even receive indication for psychiatric treatment.

Source: Isaude.net