Body Surface Pain

The Honolulu Pain Management Clinic LLC recognizes and treats complex symptomatic body surface pain.




Body Surface Pain – Body Surface Pain or Dysesthesia is defined as an unpleasant, abnormal sense of touch. It often presents as pain but may also present as an inappropriate, but not discomforting, sensation. It is caused by lesions of the nervous system, peripheral or central, and it involves sensations, whether spontaneous or evoked, such as burning, wetness, itching, electric shock, and pins and needles.It is sometimes described as feeling like acid under the skin.Patients suffering from dysesthesia can become incapacitated with pain, despite no apparent damage to the skin or other tissue. Patients suffering from dysesthesia also often suffer from psychological disorders.Dysesthesia can generally be described as a class of neurological disorders.Cutaneous dysesthesia is characterized by discomfort or pain from touch to the skin by normal stimuli, including clothing. The unpleasantness can range from a mild tingling to blunt, incapacitating pain. Dysesthesia is commonly seen in diabetic patients. [1]