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2022 Sep 16

Clin J Pain

Autonomic Nervous System Function and Central Pain Processing in People with Frozen Shoulder: A case-control Study.


Mertens M G, Struyf F, Lluch Girbes E, Duenas L, Verborgt O, Meeus M
Clin J Pain. 2022 Sep 16.
PMID: 36111678.


The pathophysiology of frozen shoulder (FS) is thought to be related to chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation may disturb the immune system and consequently the nervous system as part of an overarching system. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of disturbed autonomic nervous system function and altered central pain processing (CPP) in patients with FS. Secondarily, the presence of psychological variables (catastrophizing and hypervigilance) and self-reported associated symptoms of altered CPP in patients with FS was investigated.