This toolkit aims to support health care professions in supporting and managing those suffering with neuropathic pain. It is estimated that about 7 in every 100 people in the UK have persistent (chronic) neuropathic pain. Conditions include trigeminal neuralgia, pain following shingles (postherpetic neuralgia), diabetic neuropathy, phantom limb pain, multiple sclerosis, pain following chemotherapy/cancer survivor pain, HIV infection, alcoholism, cancer, atypical facial pain and a number of other more uncommon nerve disorders. It is much more common in older people. Where guidelines have included both assessment and management, the guideline link will be posted in both sections.
This section provides links to useful information to support self management in people who live with neuropathic pain.