The year of 2015 is the Global Year Against Neuropathic Pain, launched by The International Association for the Study of Pain.
Pain is the problem which makes the patient addressing the physician. The neurologists face lots of problems when they are confronted with a patient with pain. Before finding an effective way to manage the pain they have to establish the underlying neurological cause. It is well known that the disease severity doesn’t correlate with the intensity of pain and that pain differs very much from one person to another.
To address the problems related to pain e-brain offers lots of information distributed within the chapter on pain medicine (http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=593) in six main topics: pathophysiology of pain, clinical assessment and management of a patient with pain, central neuropathic pain in stroke and multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome, headache and facial pain, and finally spinal pain. In spite that till now not all the sessions are completed the reader can find comprehensive information regarding history taking and examination in complex neurological disability, neuropathic pain, headaches, pain in stroke, multiple sclerosis and spinal pathology.
The session on diagnosis and management of back pain (http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=405) is of great interest not only for neurologists but also for physicians of other specialties because back pain is one of the main problems which meet the general practitioner or general neurologist in their daily activity. This session examines how to triage and manage back pain, it explains how to assess the red flags and distinguish between urgent and non-urgent cases.
Ebrain is the largest and most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neurosciences, both for training and continuous professional development. Access is free for EAN members, and access details & individual passwords can be received via the EAN Head Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are over 600 sessions each with built-in self-assessment questions available on www.ebrainjnc.com.