Is neuroplasticity in the central nervous system the missing link to our understanding of chronic musculoskeletal disorders?

@inproceedings{Pelletier2015IsNI,
  title={Is neuroplasticity in the central nervous system the missing link to our understanding of chronic musculoskeletal disorders?},
  author={Ren{\'e} Pelletier and Johanne Higgins and Daniel Bourbonnais},
  booktitle={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  year={2015}
}
BackgroundMusculoskeletal rehabilitative care and research have traditionally been guided by a structural pathology paradigm and directed their resources towards the structural, functional, and biological abnormalities located locally within the musculoskeletal system to understand and treat Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD). However the structural pathology model does not adequately explain many of the clinical and experimental findings in subjects with chronic MSD and, more importantly… CONTINUE READING

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