I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

Papers: 23 Mar 2024 - 29 Mar 2024

2024 Mar 25

Eur J Pain


Reliability of a clinical sensory test battery in patients with spine-related leg and arm pain.


Bender C, Karstens S, Muth F, Baskozos G, Schmid AB


The current standard to evaluate the presence of somatosensory dysfunctions is quantitative sensory testing, but its clinical utility remains limited. Low-cost and time-efficient clinical sensory testing (CST) batteries have thus been developed. Recent studies show moderate to substantial reliability in populations with neuropathic pain. This study evaluates the inter- and intra-tester reliability of people with spine-related leg and arm pain, representing mixed pain mechanisms.