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2022 Dec 09

Chiropr Man Therap



Patient-centered consultations for persons with musculoskeletal conditions.


Belton J, Birkinshaw H, Pincus T
Chiropr Man Therap. 2022 Dec 09; 30(1):53.
PMID: 36494862.


Consultations between practitioners and patients are more than a hypothesis-chasing exploration, especially when uncertainty about etiology and prognosis are high. In this article we describe a single individual's account of their lived experience of pain and long journey of consultations. This personal account includes challenges as well as opportunities, and ultimately led to self-awareness, clarity, and living well with pain. We follow each section of this narrative with a short description of the emerging scientific evidence informing on specific aspects of the consultation. Using this novel structure, we portray a framework for understanding consultations for persistent musculoskeletal pain from a position of patient-centered research to inform practice.