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Low back pain: guidelines for the clinical classification of predominant neuropathic, nociceptive, or central sensitization pain.

@article{Nijs2015LowBP,
  title={Low back pain: guidelines for the clinical classification of predominant neuropathic, nociceptive, or central sensitization pain.},
  author={Jo Nijs and Adri T. Apeldoorn and Hank Hallegraeff and Jacqui R Clark and Rob J.E.M. Smeets and Annaleen Malfliet and Enrique Lluh Girbes and Margot De Kooning and Kelly Ickmans},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          E333-46
        }
}
BACKGROUND Low back pain (LBP) is a heterogeneous disorder including patients with dominant nociceptive (e.g., myofascial low back pain), neuropathic (e.g., lumbar radiculopathy), and central sensitization pain. [] Key MethodSTUDY DESIGN Narrative review and expert opinion SETTING Universities, university hospitals and private practices METHODS Recently, a clinical method for the classification of central sensitization pain versus neuropathic and nociceptive pain was developed.

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