Abstract —Pain following Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is very common. So this study was conducted to find out prevalence, associated factors and pattern of Neuropathic Pain (NP) among SCI patients, for which 494 consecutive eligible patients of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) admitted in the Department were evaluated for NP. It was observed that 13.76% of SCI patients complained of neuropathic pain. In 21 to 30 years age group 23.13% and 61.76% cases of neuropathic pain had dorso-lumbar injury. 48.30% cases of neuropathic pain had onset in 2nd and 3rd week. Discomfort was more at night (36.76%), in below the knee area and dorsum of the foot. Hot burning type of sensation was the commonest descriptor of NP and range of movement (ROM) exercises and tepid cold water sponging were relieving factors.
Keywords: Spinal cord injury, Neuropathic pain.
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