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Biopsychosocial perspective on a mechanisms-based approach to assessment and treatment of pain following spinal cord injury

Eva G. Widerström-Noga, DDS, PhD, et al.

This article presents a broad overview of the types of pains experienced after a spinal cord injury (SCI) and important factors for future treatments designed to target specific underlying pain mechanisms. The challenges related to defining the underlying causes of pain in each patient and the role of psychosocial factors in the experience of pain are discussed. This review aims to familiarize healthcare professionals with mechanisms-based approaches to the treatment of SCI-related pain and future directions for the assessment and classification of pain after SCI.

Volume 46 Number 1, 2009
   Pages 1 — 12

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