Neuroscience

Paresthesia

Edited by Luiz E. Imbelloni and Marildo A. Gouveia, ISBN 978-953-51-0085-0, 100 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 29, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1567
Edited Volume

Paresthesias are spontaneous or evoked abnormal sensations of tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. Patients generally describe a lancinating or burning pain, often associated with allodynia and hyperalgesia. The manifestation of paresthesia can be transient or chronic. Transient paresthesia can be a symptom of hyperventilation syndrome or a panic attack, and chronic paresthesia can be a result of poor circulation, nerve irritation, neuropathy, or many other conditions and causes. This book is written by authors that are respected in their countries as well as worldwide. Each chapter is written so that everyone can understand, treat and improve the lives of each patient.