Pain expectations in neuropathic pain: Is it best to be optimistic?

  title={Pain expectations in neuropathic pain: Is it best to be optimistic?},
  author={Geoff P. Bostick and Steven J. Kamper and Tsjitske M. Haanstra and Bruce D. Dick and Larry W. Stitt and Pat K Morley-Forster and Alexander John Clark and Mary Elizabeth Lynch and A Gordon and Howard J. Nathan and Catherine E Smyth and Mark A. Ware and C. J. Toth and Dwight E. Moulin},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  volume={21 4},
BACKGROUND Pain expectancy may be an important variable that has been found to influence the effectiveness of treatments for pain. Much of the literature supports a self-fulfilment perspective where expectations for pain relief predict the actual pain experienced. However, in conditions such as neuropathic pain (NeP) where pain relief is difficult to attain, expectations for pain relief could be unrealistic. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between realistic… CONTINUE READING
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