Identifying different sensory profiles among people with low back pain

Have you  noticed that for some patients back pain is localised and their symptoms are clearly reproducible and relieved based on how they sit, stand and move? Yet for others their back pain is harder to localise, more widespread and less predictable. This second group of people may also report that minor movements aggravate their pain for hours and factors such as cold, stress and lack of sleep can also cause pain flares.

Members of the Pain-Ed group investigated patients with these two different profiles to determine whether they are associated with different pressure and cold pain thresholds (local and peripheral) and biopsychosocial characteristics.

Not surprisingly these factors were linked – and we think this may have ramifications for individualising clinical care. To read more check this paper out.

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