Distinguishing between nociceptive and neuropathic components in chronic low back pain using behavioural evaluation and sensory examination
Spahr, N, Hodkinson, D, Jolly, K, Williams, S, Howard, M and Thacker, M (2016). Distinguishing between nociceptive and neuropathic components in chronic low back pain using behavioural evaluation and sensory examination. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 27, pp. 40-48.
|Authors||Spahr, N, Hodkinson, D, Jolly, K, Williams, S, Howard, M and Thacker, M|
Diagnosis of chronic low back pain (CLBP) is traditionally predicated on identifying underlying pathological or anatomical causes, with treatment outcomes modest at best. Alternately, it is suggested that identification of underlying pain mechanisms with treatments targeted towards specific pain phenotypes may yield more success. Differentiation between nociceptive and neuropathic components of CLBP is problematic; evidence suggests that clinicians fail to identify a significant neuropathic component in many CLBP patients. The painDETECT questionnaire (PDQ) was specifically developed to identify occult but significant neuropathic components in individuals thought to have predominantly nociceptive pain.
|Journal||Musculoskeletal Science and Practice|
|Journal citation||27, pp. 40-48|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.msksp.2016.12.006|
|19 Dec 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||25 Jun 2019|
|Accepted||03 Nov 2016|
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