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Human Studies

2020 Mar 01

Pain Med



Electrical (Pain) Thresholds and Conditioned Pain Modulation in Patients with Low Back-Related Leg Pain and Patients with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study.


Goudman L, Huysmans E, Coppieters I, Ickmans K, Nijs J, Buyl R, Putman K, Moens M
Pain Med. 2020 Mar 01; 21(3):538-547.
PMID: 31165894.


When evaluating sensory dysfunctions and pain mechanisms in patients with low back pain (LBP), a specific subgroup of patients with radicular symptoms is often excluded. Comparative studies that evaluate sensory sensitivity in patients with a dominant nociceptive and neuropathic pain component are rarely performed. Therefore, the goal of this study was to examine differences in electrical thresholds and conditioned pain modulation (CPM) between patients with low back-related leg pain (LBRLP) and patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).