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Everything You Should Know About Allodynia

Healthline discusses potential causes of allodynia, an uncommon symptom that can result from several nerve-related conditions, and includes insight Seth A. Waldman, MD, anesthesiologist and director of Pain Management at HSS.

The article notes that some research has found opioid use can induce hyperalgesia, a condition involving amplified pain that can lead to allodynia.

Dr. Waldman said, “Opioid exposure causes changes in the central nervous system, which can also lead to an intensification of other sensations of pain, including but not limited to allodynia.”

Read the full article at Healthline.com.