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Papers: 5 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020

Human Studies


J Pain Res


Properties of Thermal Analgesia in a Human Chronic Low Back Pain Model.


Chabal C, Dunbar PJ, Painter I, Young D, Chabal DC
J Pain Res. 2020; 13:2083-2092.
PMID: 32884334.


For years, heat has been used for comfort and analgesia is recommended as a first-line therapy in many clinical guidelines. Yet, there are questions that remain about the actual effectiveness of heat for a condition as common as chronic low back pain, and factors such as time of onset, optimal temperature, and duration of effect.