hyperexcitability in chronic musculoskeletal pain:
nA conceptual breakthrough
with multiple clinical implications.
nRecent investigations of dysfunctional
pain processing in the central nervous system have contributed
much knowledge about the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Many common chronic
musculoskeletal pain syndromes - including regional myofascial pain
syndromes, whiplash pain syndromes, refractory work-related neck-shoulder pain, certain types of
chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia and others - may essentially be
explained by abnormalities in central pain modulation.
nThe growing awareness of dysfunctional
central pain modulation may be a conceptual breakthrough leading to a better understanding of
common chronic pain disorders
nJ. Lidbeck. Central hyperexcitability
in chronic musculoskeletal pain: A conceptual breakthrough with multiple
clinical implications. Pain Res Manage 2002; 7(2):81-92