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2023 Jul 27

Am J Obstet Gynecol


Evaluation of a scoring system for the detection of central sensitization among women with chronic pelvic pain.


Cardaillac C, Levesque A, Riant T, Mortier A, Neunlist M, Perrouin-Verbe MA, Volteau C, Thubert T, Brochard C, Ploteau S


Central sensitization is frequently associated with chronic pelvic pain and requires specific management. The pain is described as hypersensitivity to an innocuous stimulus that is both widespread and persistent. However, no study has evaluated if central sensitization can be measured objectively with neurophysiological tests in the pelvic and perineal area to prove this concept in women with chronic pelvic pain.