Many bogus claims in musculoskeletal medicine suffer from the “not even wrong” problem. That odd phrase describes a claim that seems scientific but is based on such bogus reasoning or imaginative/irrelevant premises that it can’t be clearly or easily corrected, even though it’s utter nonsense. Because it’s such utter nonsense. It’s like trying to clean […]
Do people with chronic musculoskeletal pain have impaired motor imagery? A meta-analytical systematic review of the left/right judgement task
The brain contains representations of the body that are required for normal functioning, including goal directed movements and behavior20. This concept of a body schema17 includes integrated sensory inputs and ideas about ones body1. Both executed and imagined movements are subserved by this online representation of the body45. One way of investigating the integrity of […]
Trait- and Frequency-Dependent Dysfunctional Habituation to Trigeminal Nociceptive Stimulation in Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias.
• Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias share a deficit of habituation to trigeminal pain.• Defective habituation to pain is detectable only at faster stimulation frequencies.• In TACs common pathogenetic factors parallel with similarities in clinical features. Trait- and Frequency-Dependent Dysfunctional Habituation to Trigeminal Nociceptive Stimulation in Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias. Orginally Published At: Pain Journal
ALTERATIONS IN TEMPORAL SUMMATION OF PAIN AND CONDITIONED PAIN MODULATION ACROSS AN EPISODE OF EXPERIMENTAL EXERCISE-INDUCED LOW BACK PAIN
Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide26, yet up to 90% of patients are diagnosed with non-specific LBP, meaning the pathoanatomical source is unclear10. Further, recurrence following an acute episode may be up to 80%25, with little understanding as to why some patients develop ongoing symptoms9. There has recently been increasing […]
In recent years, the disappointing history of translation in pain research has undergone significant scrutiny. The escalation of knowledge and understanding related to presumed pain in neuropathic and inflammatory animal models contrasted with the unsatisfactory record of “bench-to-bedside” translation has raised many questions about the validity and clinical relevance of preclinical models and methods of […]