The Sensitive Re-Education of Pain is a scientific method that evaluates and treats neuropathic pain, treating somatosensory disorders, which are the cause of pain.
Neuropathic pain can be caused by a allodynia or hypoesthesia. Allodynia is pain felt due to a stimulus, which in normal circumstances would not cause an unpleasant sensation or pain. Hypoesthesia is a decrease in sensitivity which causes a severe burning type pain. In both cases the pain may be continuous or intermittent with periods when there is no pain.
Neuropathic pain may occur after an injury of the peripheral nerves, causing permanent discomfort and seriously affecting the patient’s daily activities and quality of life. It is estimated that about 6.5% of the world population suffers from neuropathic pain.
This technique of Sensitive Rehabilitation enables the abnormal mechanisms of sensitization to be reversed even many years after an injury.
This innovative therapy is possible at the Gambelas Hospital by the only Portuguese Therapist certified by Centre de Re-Educations Sensitive de Fribourg, in Switzerland, where this method was created and developed by Claude Specher.