A comparison of anatomical pain sites from a tertiary care sample: evidence of disconnect between functional and perceived disability specific to lower back pain.

@article{Carleton2010ACO,
  title={A comparison of anatomical pain sites from a tertiary care sample: evidence of disconnect between functional and perceived disability specific to lower back pain.},
  author={R Nicholas Carleton and Murray P. Abrams and Shane S Kachur and Gordon J. G. Asmundson},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          410-7
        }
}
Heterogeneity has been identified within chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) patient samples; however, investigations have typically focused on psychological constructs or coping (e.g., pain-related anxiety, catastrophizing) in this regard. Furthermore, studies to date have included either samples presenting with a specific anatomical site (e.g., only lower back pain) or a mix of anatomical sites (e.g., lower back, shoulder, or leg pain) as the primary pain complaint, without making comparisons… CONTINUE READING