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Detecting the neuropathic pain component in the clinical setting: a study protocol for validation of screening instruments for the presence of a neuropathic pain component

Timmerman, Hans; Wilder-Smith, Oliver; van Weel, Chris; Wolff, André; Vissers, Kris


BACKGROUND The presence of nerve damage plays a key role in the development and prognosis of chronic pain states. Assessment of the presence and severity of a neuropathic pain component (NePC) is key in diagnosing chronic pain patients. Low back pain (LBP) and neck and shoulder pain (NSP) are highly prevalent and clinically important medical and societal problems in which a NePC is frequently present. The more severe the NePC, the worse the course of the pain, its prognosis and the results of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-05-02
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Neurology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2377-14-94


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