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2020 Feb 25

Pain Med

Efficacy of Physical Therapy on Nociceptive Pain Processing Alterations in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.


Arribas-Romano A, Fernández-Carnero J, Molina-Rueda F, Angulo-Diaz-Parreño S, Navarro-Santana M J
Pain Med. 2020 Feb 25.
PMID: 32100027.


Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a major health, social, and economic problem. Most of the subjects who suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain present processes of central sensitization. Temporal summation and conditioned pain modulation are the two most commonly used clinical measures of this. The objective of this review is to evaluate the effects of physical therapy on temporal summation (TS) and conditioned pain modulation (CPM) in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.