One talk caught my eye in the COPA brochure this year. Compared to the glamour and hard sell of some of the technologies on exhibit, this sounded like an old-fashioned modest but serious research project. It was presented by a nurse from a Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Bedford. “Interventions for neuropathic pain.” Now neuropathic pain is not something I see all the time, but people do present with it, sometimes as a secondary problem. They have often lived with it and don’t generally expect me to be able to help much. While I have sometimes had good results it has always been something of a mystery to me. So this was potentially a very useful talk.
The Problem of Neuropathic Pain
I got a seat early: luckily, as it was standing room only by the time Miranda Olding began. She described neuropathic pain as an “unpleasant lesion or disease…
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