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Spine and ANS

Doctor Hooshmand and I have co-authored the following article: Spine and the Autonomic Nervous System.

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Spine and ANS

 

SPINE AND THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D., and Eric M. Phillips

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, FL

 

Abstract. In acute noxious injuries to the spine, usually the somatic sensory and motor dysfunctions originate an acute pain which is referred to as acute “nociceptive” or somatic pain (Figure 1). In occasional situations the pain may have a tendency to persist for months or several years after the original injury has healed. This type of persistent pain has been referred to as “neuropathic pain.”

Descriptors. autonomic nervous system, complex regional pain syndrome(CRPS), neuropathic pain, parasympathetic nervous system, somatic nervous system, sympathetic nervous system