Elevated detection thresholds for mechanical stimuli in chronic pain patients: support for a central mechanism.

@article{Voerman2000ElevatedDT,
  title={Elevated detection thresholds for mechanical stimuli in chronic pain patients: support for a central mechanism.},
  author={V F Voerman and Jan van Egmond and Ben J. P. Crul},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2000},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={430-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relation between pain provoking cervical segments identified by diagnostic dorsal root blockades and elevation of detection thresholds in patients suffering from chronic cervicobrachialgia (CCB). DESIGN Quantitative sensory testing (light touch) of the cervical dermatomes using Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments. SETTING A university pain clinic. SUBJECTS Thirty-nine patients with CCB, with no clinical or diagnostic evidence of radiculopathy or surgically… CONTINUE READING