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Human Studies

2022 Apr 20

Clin J Pain

Differences in Quantitative Sensory Testing Outcomes between Patients With Low Back Pain in Primary Care and Healthy Controls.



Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) is used to test somatosensory functioning in patients with low back pain (LBP) and most performed on people with chronic LBP in secondary/tertiary health care facilities. Studies using QST-testing on LBP populations in primary care are scarce. Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) measures central sensitization (CS)-related symptoms and studies investigating the differences between QST-testing and participants with LBP with a positive and negative score on the CSI questionnaire are also rare. This case-control study investigates differences of an extensive QST-measurement between patients with acute, chronic LBP and healthy controls in primary care. Secondary aim is to investigate differences of an extensive QST-measurement between "CS" and "no-CS" group.