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IASP Updates Classification of Chronic Pain

A task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain proposes a classification of chronic pain as either chronic primary or chronic secondary pain, when chronic pain represents the major complaint and when chronic pain is secondary to a chronic disorder, respectively.

IASP Updates Classification of Chronic Pain


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PainDETECT May Not Be Optimal to Detect Neuropathic Components of Orofacial Pain

The painDETECT questionnaire, when used in secondary care, may not be adapted for the identification of the neuropathic components of orofacial pain and may underestimate the complexity of this condition.

PainDETECT May Not Be Optimal to Detect Neuropathic Components of Orofacial Pain


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Short Segment Sensory Nerve Stimulation Offers Potential Diagnostic Value for Ulnar Neuropathy

The use of short-segment stimulation along the ulnar sensory nerves and across the elbow may provide reliable diagnostic confirmation of ulnar neuropathies.

Short Segment Sensory Nerve Stimulation Offers Potential Diagnostic Value for Ulnar Neuropathy


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Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk

To investigate the association between hormone therapy and carpal tunnel syndrome risk, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) hormone therapy trials.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy May Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk


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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue in Fibromyalgia

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation administered during physical activity may effectively alleviate fibromyalgia-associated pain, fatigue, and disease impact in women.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue in Fibromyalgia


Orginally Published At: Musculoskeletal Pain