Publication
Title
Recognition of central sensitization in patients with musculoskeletal pain: Application of pain neurophysiology in manual therapy practice
Author
Abstract
Central sensitization plays an important role in the pathophysiology of numerous musculoskeletal pain disorders, yet it remains unclear how manual therapists can recognize this condition. Therefore, mechanism based clinical guidelines for the recognition of central sensitization in patients with musculoskeletal pain are provided. By using our current understanding of central sensitization during the clinical assessment of patients with musculoskeletal pain, manual therapists can apply the science of nociceptive and pain processing neurophysiology to the practice of manual therapy. The diagnosis/assessment of central sensitization in individual patients with musculoskeletal pain is not straightforward, however manual therapists can use information obtained from the medical diagnosis, combined with the medical history of the patient, as well as the clinical examination and the analysis of the treatment response in order to recognize central sensitization. The clinical examination used to recognize central sensitization entails the distinction between primary and secondary hyperalgesia. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Manual therapy / Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. - Edinburgh
Publication
Edinburgh : 2010
ISSN
1356-689X
Volume/pages
15:2(2010), p. 135-141
ISI
000275591800002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 01.03.2012
Last edited 06.06.2017