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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) published a position statement stating that neurologists have a "special responsibility" to pain patients because of the neurologists' familiarity with the nervous system and their experience in providing sophisticated pharmacotherapy for a variety of disorders.
On a day-to-day basis, neurologists typically deal with pain of 3 broad types--headache, spinal, and peripheral nerve. Headaches are the most common complaint and include migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, and other types.
Neuropathic pain can be excruciating to the patient. Neuropathy can result from diabetes, degenerative spine disease, cancer, compression and entrapment syndromes, HIV infection, herpes zoster, spinal cord injury, or stroke, or as a result of some surgeries.