Management of patients with central post-stroke pain: focus on pregabalin
Summary. Chronic pain is a common problem faced by a large part of the world’s population. According to the different data, from 8% to 60% of people in their lifetime met the criteria for its diagnosis. Neuropathic pain is a particular case of chronic pain, which is not associated with direct reaction of the organism to a physical stimulus, but with damage of the nervous system. Patients with neuropathic pain require treatment that differs from it for other types of pain. The article provides data on the neuropathic pain diagnostic and therapeutic aspects with an emphasis on pharmacotherapy and pregabalin particularly.