Title: Cortical changes in chronic low back pain : current state of the art and implications for clinical practice
Authors : Wand, Benedict Martin
Parkitny, Luke
O'Connell, Neil Edward
Luomajoki, Hannu
McAuley, James Henry
Thacker, Michael
Moseley, G. Lorimer
Published in : Manual Therapy
Volume(Issue) : 16
Issue : 1
Pages : 15
Pages to: 20
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 2011
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Low back pain; Cortical reorganisation; Physical therapy
Subject (DDC) : 615.82: Physical therapy
617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
Abstract: There is increasing evidence that chronic pain problems are characterised by alterations in brain structure and function. Chronic back pain is no exception. There is a growing sentiment, with accompanying theory, that these brain changes contribute to chronic back pain, although empirical support is lacking. This paper reviews the structural and functional changes of the brain that have been observed in people with chronic back pain. We cast light on the clinical implications of these changes and the possibilities for new treatments but we also advise caution against concluding their efficacy in the absence of solid evidence to this effect.
Departement: Gesundheit
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.math.2010.06.008
ISSN: 1356-689X
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/4930
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