Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain research at the Danish Pain Research Center focuses on clinical studies in neuropathic pain. The aim is to increase our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of pain  and to improve treatment. A multidisciplinary research team uses quantitative sensory testing, neurophysiology, imaging, nerve blocks and other tests to study neuropathic pain mechanisms in pain models and patients with neuropathic pain. Epidemiological and prospective studies are used to assess  prevalence and risk factors. Clinical trials focus on biomarker-driven stratified trials, which test putative mechanism-based treatments. Examinations include symptom and sensory profiling as well as neurophysiological profiling and morphological findings of dermal and epidermal nerve fibers. Current major projects: the International Diabetic Neuropathy Center (IDNC; and the European Union Horizon 2020 DOLORisk Consortium (


Nanna Brix Finnerup, Professor, e-mail:

Troels Staehelin Jensen, Professor, e-mail:

Research team:

Páll Karlsson, Assistant Professor:

Kasper Grosen, Postdoc:

Francesca Fardo, Postdoc:

Kristine Bennedsgaard, PhD student:

Sandra Sif Gylfadottir, PhD student:


Other IDNC PhD students – Dept. of Neurology/Neurophysiology:

Karolina Snopek: 

Alexander Gramm Kristensen: