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Human Studies

2021 Dec 23

Clin J Pain

Are Reports of Pain, Disability, Quality of Life, Psychological Factors and Central Sensitization Related to Outcomes of Quantitative Sensory Testing in Patients Suffering from Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorders?


Lenoir D, Willaert W, Ickmans K, Bernaers L, Nijs J, Malfliet A, Danneels L, Leysen L, De Pauw R, Cagnie B, Coppieters I, Meeus M
Clin J Pain. 2021 Dec 23.
PMID: 34939972.


Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorders (CWAD) are characterized by long-lasting symptoms of neck pain occurring after an acceleration-deceleration injury. Central sensitization (CS) has been suggested as the possible underlying mechanism for these symptoms, and is characterized by changes in the central nervous system. Besides CS, psychological factors are believed to play an important role in the experience of (chronic) pain.