Receptor cells cause of nerve pain

Pain suffered by patients who have sustained nerve damage is caused by undamaged pain receptor cells firing in response to inflammation in the damaged area, according to UK researchers. The finding should help researchers develop improved analgesic treatments for patients with neuropathic pain (Journal of Neuroscience 2006; 26: 1,281-92). Pictured is a scanning electron micrograph of nerve fibres.

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