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    Neuropathy Pain Scale (NPS)

    Quantifies severity of neuropathic pain.


    Scores are based on patient responses to questions about pain intensity. 0 indicates no pain; 10 indicates the most pain imaginable. The NPS is only for use in patients who have already been diagnosed with neuropathic pain, and should not be used to determine IF a patient's pain is secondary to neuropathy.
    When to Use
    Why Use

    Known neuropathy patient being followed and evaluated over time.

    The Neuropathy Pain Scale (NPS) allows for standardized pain assessment in neuropathy patients.

    Points to keep in mind:

    • The NPS quantifies already-diagnosed neuropathic pain.
    • It is NOT a diagnostic tool to determine if a patient's pain is neuropathic in origin.

    Neuropathic pain is experienced quite variably and can be difficult to assess and follow.

    NOTE: Enter 0-10 depending on patient responses.
    Background pain present all the time, with occasional flare-ups (breakthrough pain)
    Single type of pain present all the time
    Single type of pain only sometimes present


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    The NPS is a comprehensive and wise method for assessing neuropathy pain and may be particularly useful for assessing response to therapies.

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    Dr. Bradley S. Galer
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