Cortical changes in chronic low back pain: current state of the art and implications for clinical practice.

@article{Wand2011CorticalCI,
  title={Cortical changes in chronic low back pain: current state of the art and implications for clinical practice.},
  author={Benedict Martin Wand and Luke Parkitny and Neil O'connell and Hannu Luomajoki and James H. McAuley and Michael A. Thacker and G Lorimer Moseley},
  journal={Manual therapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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