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2024 Apr

Pain Rep




Night time heart rate predicts next-day pain in fibromyalgia and primary back pain.


Dudarev V, Barral O, Radaeva M, Davis G, Enns JT


Primary chronic pain is pain that persists for over 3 months without associated measurable tissue damage. One of the most consistent findings in primary chronic pain is its association with autonomic hyperactivation. Yet whether the autonomic hyperactivation causes the pain or results from it is still unclear. It is also unclear to what extent autonomic hyperactivation is related to experienced pain intensity in different subtypes or primary chronic pain.