A pain neuromatrix approach to patients with chronic pain.

@article{Moseley2003APN,
  title={A pain neuromatrix approach to patients with chronic pain.},
  author={G Lorimer Moseley},
  journal={Manual therapy},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={130-40}
}
This paper presents an approach to rehabilitation of pain patients. The fundamental principles of the approach are (i) pain is an output of the brain that is produced whenever the brain concludes that body tissue is in danger and action is required, and (ii) pain is a multisystem output that is produced when an individual-specific cortical pain neuromatrix is activated. When pain becomes chronic, the efficacy of the pain neuromatrix is strengthened via nociceptive and non-nociceptive mechanisms… CONTINUE READING
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