SIG – Neuropathic Pain

The main purpose of this SIG is to advance the diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury from a biopsychosocial and interdisciplinary standpoint by, among others, improving our understanding of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms and implementing standardized and evidence-based diagnostic and treatment approaches across the Nordic countries.

Focus area

Facilitate information sharing and experience exchange on assessment and treatment of neuropathic pain across Nordic countries, including the exchange with existing SIGs such as the ”Syringomyelia” SIG.

Establish standardized bedside assessment protocols to identify and monitor signs and symptoms associated with neuropathic pain, which can be used in clinical practice and for clinical trials.

Increase outreach efforts through educational initiatives and research dissemination such as collaborating with the ”Joint Nordic Program for SCI Professional Education”, organizing workshops and symposia at. national and international SCI or pain conferences.

Who can be a member in this SIG-group?

Our aim is to encourage participation and collaboration among professionals with different backgrounds and expertise in this area. For this reason, we welcome applications from a diverse range of specialties, including for example physicians, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and translational scientists, who are interested in the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and interdisciplinary management of neuropathic pain in individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Unmet Clinical Need

  • >50% of traumatic SCI patients 
  • Advance the diagnosis and management 
  • Improve understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms
  • Standardize diagnosis 
  • Implement evidence-based treatment approaches


Jan Rosner, Danish Pain Research Center

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