Pain catastrophizing may be associated with reduced psychological — and to a lesser extent physical —function in patients with neuropathic pain and spinal pain.
Catastrophizing and Function in Chronic Spinal Pain
Orginally Published At: Neuropathic Pain
The incidence of chronic postoperative abdominal pain (CPAP) after abdominal surgery is estimated at 11%. CPAP is associated with an increase of gastrointestinal symptoms and decreases overall quality of life 5, 10. Around 30% of patients after gastrointestinal surgery report having pain-related interference with mood, sleep and enjoyment of life and 12% visit the emergency […]
Chronic pain is recognised as a major challenge as people age. Prevalence figures vary but broadly suggest that around half to two-thirds of adults aged 50+ are affected (more than four times the number of 18-25 years affected), and incidence rates are as high as 5.4% per year.7,15,24 Pain is one of the most widely […]
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain has been traditionally attributed to the activation of peripheral nociceptors within the joint or peri-articular structures 49. Significant discordance between radiographic features and knee pain severity 31 has led to researchers investigating the central pain mechanisms with the identification of OA subgroups with different pain phenotypes 2, 4–7,39,40. Up to 34% […]
• Capsaicin/heat manipulation led to elevated pain and negative affect over time.• Tonic laboratory pain did not influence delay discounting behavior.• Greater pain sensitivity predicted less discounting of delayed rewards.• Despite less discounting of rewards, the effect sizes were very small.
Does Pain Impact Preference? the Effect of Tonic Laboratory Pain on Discounting of […]