Nerve Pain Surgery Special Issue
With a rapid expansion of ideas, techniques, and products available for surgical treatments of nerve pain problems, it is data, rigorous investigation, and honest reporting that are critical to ensuring high-quality care. In this special issue we take a broad approach, delving into various aspects of how surgeons manage nerve pain, focusing on harder-to-tell and less-often discussed pieces of this growing puzzle.
Nerve Pain SurgeryNerve pain has plagued humanity, in some form, for millennia. Whether due to trauma, post-traumatic changes, compression, metabolic abnormalities, infections, inflammatory pathologies, or another neuropathic etiology, consistent and reliable treatments for these nerve pain issues are still needed. Throughout history, as science and technology have changed, so have the proposed treatments. Yet one of the main limitations to overall progress is that we still do not truly understand the nature of many nerve pain problems, making finding a proper treatment even more difficult.