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Non-pharmacological treatment for neuropathic pain in children with cancer

Journal title
Medical hypotheses
Publication year
2015
Author(s)
Casanova-Garcia, C.; Lerma Lara, S.; Perez Ruiz, M.; Ruano Dominguez, D.; Santana Sosa, E.
Pages
791-7
Volume
85
Number
6

Neuropathic pain (NP) associated with childhood cancer is currently a difficult problem to control. It is treated with drugs that not only fail to provide the expected improvements, but which also have side effects. Therefore, the main aim of this pilot study is to assess whether non-pharmacological treatments, Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) and Neural Mobilization (NM), have a positive effect on this pain, thus improving the associated comorbid factors and, consequently, the quality of life of the children. In an n = 6, the results after 4 weeks of treatment show a 10-point improvement in the pain threshold and a 3.1-point improvement in the perception of pain.

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