A bedside quantitative sensory testing using inexpensive handheld devices indicates that this test may reliably be used to assess sensory profiles in patients with neuropathic pain.
Bedside Quantitative Sensory Testing May Reliably Assess Sensory Profiles in Neuropathic Pain
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
Chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs), such as fibromyalgia (FM), temporomandibular disorder (TMD), episodic migraine (EM), tension-type headache (TTH), and low back pain (LBP) affect over 100 million Americans and costs the US economy billions of dollars each year22. A hallmark of the COPCs is their idiopathic pathogenesis20. Each individual condition produces pain unexplained by clinical […]
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