Enrique Lluch Girbés

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Osteoarthritis is one of the most frequent, disabling, and costly pathologies of modern society. Among the main aims of osteoarthritis management are pain control and functional ability improvement. The exact cause of osteoarthritis pain remains unclear. In addition to the pathological changes in articular structures, changes in central pain processing or(More)
BACKGROUND Expanded distribution of pain is considered a sign of central sensitization (CS). The relationship between recording of symptoms and CS in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) has been poorly investigated. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine whether the area of pain assessed using pain drawings relates to CS and clinical symptoms in(More)
Traditional understanding of osteoarthritis-related pain has recently been challenged in light of evidence supporting a key role of central sensitization in a subgroup of this population. This fact may erroneously lead musculoskeletal therapists to conclude that hands-on interventions have no place in OA management, and that hands-off interventions must be(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of cranio-cervical flexion vs cervical proprioception training on neuromuscular control, pressure pain sensitivity and perceived pain and disability in patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS Twenty-eight volunteers with chronic non-specific neck pain were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 interventions and undertook 6(More)
Wewould like to thank Helena Hachul, Marcele Siegler, Cristina Frange, Monica L. Andersen and Sergio Tufik for their positive feedback on our recently published professional issue article on altering pain memories as part of exercise therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain (Nijs et al., 2014). In addition, Hachul et al. highlighted some important issues(More)
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