Managing Pain for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury 5 2. damage to inhibitory mechanisms Damage to the spinal cord also results in damage to the normal inhibitory mechanisms that serve to block out pain. Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) may experience several types of chronic pain, including peripheral and central neuropathic pain, pain secondary to overuse, painful muscle spasms, and visceral pain. Published by IASP Press, Seattle. Patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) may experience several types of chronic pain, including peripheral and central neuropathic pain, pain secondary to overuse, painful muscle spasms, and visceral pain. Spinal Cord Injury Pain: Assessment, Mechanisms, and Management R. P. Yersierski and K. J. Burchiel (editors). Chronic pain is common in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients. An assessment of whether this pain is unrelated or related directly to the spinal injury or the compensatory mechanisms is important. Pp. This can occur following local damage to inhibitory neurons or with interruption

An accurate classification of the patient's pain is important for choosing the optimal treatment strategy. A multidisciplinary approach to the management is recommended. An accurate classification of the patient’s pain is important for choosing the optimal treatment strategy. 443; in