Is neuropathic pain underdiagnosed in musculoskeletal pain conditions? The Danish PainDETECTive study.

@article{Jespersen2010IsNP,
  title={Is neuropathic pain underdiagnosed in musculoskeletal pain conditions? The Danish PainDETECTive study.},
  author={Anders Jespersen and Kirstine Amris and Henning Bliddal and Steen Andersen and Berit Lavik and Heidi Janssen and Peter Bo Poulsen},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={2041-5}
}
UNLABELLED In all, 19-22% of the adult Danish population suffer from chronic pain - most frequently in the musculoskeletal system. Different pain management strategies depending on pain mechanism (neuropathic/nociceptive) make diagnosing the pain condition especially important. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether a validated, self-administered questionnaire (PainDETECT) helps specialists and general practitioners in Denmark identify patients with neuropathic pain components (NeP). RESEARCH… CONTINUE READING

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