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2019 Apr

Ann Neurosci



Yoga: Can it be integrated with treatment of neuropathic pain?


Telles S, Sayal N, Nacht C, Chopra A, Patel K, Wnuk A, Dalvi P, Bhatia K, Miranpuri G, Anand A
Ann Neurosci. 2019 Apr; 26(2):82-91.
PMID: 31975778.


Neuropathic pain (NP) is a debilitating condition that may result from spinal cord injury (SCI). Nearly 75% of all SCI results in NP affecting 17,000 new individuals in the United States every year, and an estimated 7-10% of people worldwide. It is caused by damaged or dysfunctional nerve fibers sending aberrant signals to pain centers in the central nervous system causing severe pain that affects daily life and routine. The mechanisms underlying NP are not fully understood, making treatment difficult. Identification of specific molecular pathways that are involved in pain syndromes and finding effective treatments has become a major priority in current SCI research. Yoga has therapeutic applications may prove beneficial in treating subjects suffering chronically with SCI induced NP, chronic back and associated pains if necessary experimental data is generated.