Allodynia - Definition

February 2017


Definition


Allodynia is a pain that appears after a stimulus which should not, normally, cause pains. It may occur in different regions of the organism. It is generally due to a lesion of nerve endings. In cases of allodynia, the pain is not relieved by classic analgesic treatments. Treatment thus consists of the re-education of the body's sensitivity to the pain. Surgical treatment may be considered, following specific techniques.

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