Language and the pain experience.

  title={Language and the pain experience.},
  author={Dianne J Wilson and Marie Williams and David Butler},
  journal={Physiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy},
  volume={14 1},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE People in persistent pain have been reported to pay increased attention to specific words or descriptors of pain. The amount of attention paid to pain or cues for pain (such as pain descriptors), has been shown to be a major factor in the modulation of persistent pain. This relationship suggests the possibility that language may have a role both in understanding and managing the persistent pain experience. The aim of this paper is to describe current models of… CONTINUE READING
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