What is neuropathic pain and how to treat it?

The Professional Master’s Degree Pain of TECH trains professionals to bring the treatment to the patient with neuropathic pain in clinical instance

Neuropathic pain is the result of damage or dysfunction of the peripheral or central nervous system, rather than stimulation of pain receptors and it is usually felt in the hands and feet but can also be felt in other parts of the body and can last for months or years. For that reason, it is necessary to have an expert handle this situation and the Professional Master’s Degree Pain from TECH is focused on the treatment of this condition.

Bearing in mind the earlier point, it is necessary to identify the symptoms which are different depending on the person, daily activities, and consider that it is different from the usual pain after an injury or surgery. This can manifest itself as feelings of burning, cramps, shock pain, numbness, pressure, shooting pain, tightness, mild stinging sensation, or soft contact (such as that of loose clothing or bed sheets) may produce an unpleasant or even painful sensation on the skin. However, some people do not know the causes of neuropathic pain, the following are some common ones:

  • Chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin, paclitaxel, oxaliplatin, vincristine
  • Radiation therapy
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • A tumor that presses on a nerve
  • Scar tissue that forms after surgery
  • A new injury or new wound
  • Infections, such as the herpes zoster virus (shingles)
  • Chronic diseases such as diabetes

The treatment must be guided by a professional to decrease or drop the cause of the pain, try to reduce the size of a tumor pressing on a nerve, allow the patient to keep their usual level of activity, and improve the patient’s quality of life and usually consists of medication or nerve blocks such as anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, opioids, steroids, or topical and local anesthetics.

Professional Master’s Degree Pain

TECH Technological University designed this program with the aim of broadening knowledge of anesthesia, pain management, diagnosis and handle postoperative chronic pain, regional pain syndrome, oncologic pain, or neuropathic pain, among others in clinical practice. Today, this is one of the most sought-after specializations in the healthcare field.

In this way, the program offers the possibility to learn 100% online with real cases, practice, theoretical, graphic, and schematic contents, forums, individual homework using the latest educational technology and guidance from experts for an effective approach to pain in the main fields of anesthesiology.

Considering the earlier point, the topics treats in depth in general aspects of pain management and control, chronic pain, oncologic pain, pharmacology, interventional pain treatment, acute postoperative, pain considerations, clinical situations, surgical procedures, gynecology and obstetrics patient, neuropathic pain, among others.

Re-Learning method

The Professional Master’s Degree Pain of TECH is developed entirely online. During the 12 months of training, the student has access to the program’s contents at any time and from any device, allowing them to self-manage the study time with maximum flexibility and adapt to each student’s schedule.

It has its own learning method, ‘Re-Learning’, based on asynchrony and self-management. The contents are presented in an attractive and dynamic way in multimedia capsules that include audio, videos, images, diagrams, and conceptual maps to corroborate knowledge.

TECH Technological University

TECH Technological University, the world’s largest university, is also the official online university of the NBA (National Basketball Association) in Latin America. It belongs to the TECH educational group, a Spanish-owned multinational recognized by the Financial Times as one of the 200 fastest-growing companies in Europe. The company, founded and directed by Manuel Sánchez-Cascado de Fuentes, has also been considered the most highly valued Spanish technology company in the last 15 years.

Thanks to its fully digital learning system, it supplies training to students from anywhere in the world. An international trajectory has allowed it to become a benchmark in distance learning, with a catalogue of over 10,000 programs, over 100,000 new students each year, and 500,000 graduates from over 150 countries.

Specialized highly qualified postgraduate programs, they offer their students the best training programs at an international level, being leaders in employability with 99% of their students working in the first twelve months, according to data from the consulting firm KPMG.