different types of neuropathic pain

March 21, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Hi All,

I was reviewing some documents on my computer and came across this explanation for different methods of dealing w/neuropathic pain that may be of interest.

Anticonvulsants work by blocking calcium channels; work best on sudden, lancinating “shock-like” pain

Tricyclic antidepressants work by blocking sodium channels; most effective on continuous burning pain

Full article can be found here:


Hope this helps.