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2024 Jan 17

Rev Med Suisse




[Adolescent medicine. Explaining chronic functional pain to teenagers].


Ambresin AE, Wosinski B


There is a growing body of scientific understanding surrounding the topic of functional chronic pain. Numerous studies have highlighted a persistent low-grade inflammation within the fascial and central nervous systems, coupled with detrimental neuroplasticity involving substantial remodeling of pain pathways in the spinal cord and brain. These findings provide a more concrete basis for explaining functional chronic pain to adolescents, simplifying the establishment of trust and the justification of proposed treatments in the process.