Differences in pain processing between patients with chronic low back pain, recurrent low back pain and fibromyalgia

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Goubert, Dorien; Danneels, Lieven; Graven-Nielsen, Thomas; Descheemaeker, Filip; Coppieters, Iris; Meeus, Mira;
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  • Subject: Medicine and Health Sciences | Low back pain | fibromyalgia | pain assessment | quantitative sensory testing | central sensitization | hypersensitivity | temporal summation | spatial summation | conditioned pain modulation | CHRONIC-FATIGUE-SYNDROME | DEEP-TISSUE PAIN | NOXIOUS INHIBITORY CONTROL | TEMPORAL SUMMATION | WIDESPREAD PAIN | PRESSURE PAIN | CENTRAL SENSITIZATION | MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN | 2ND PAIN | RELIABILITY

Background: The impairment in musculoskeletal structures in patients with low back pain (LBP) is often disproportionate to their complaint. Therefore, the need arises for exploration of alternative mechanisms contributing to the origin and maintenance of non-specific LB... View more
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