Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes in children

  title={Perspectives on the clinical significance of functional pain syndromes in children},
  author={Molly C Basch and Erika Tiffanie Chow and Deirdre E. Logan and Neil L. Schechter and Laura E Simons},
  booktitle={Journal of pain research},
Functional pain syndromes (FPS) characterize a subset of individuals who experience pain and related symptoms and disability without clear structural or disease etiology. In the pediatric population, FPS hold high clinical importance due to significant prevalence rates and potential to persist into adulthood. Although extensive research has been executed to disambiguate FPS, the syndromes that fall within its spectrum remain conceptually complex and sometimes ill-defined. This paper provides an… CONTINUE READING
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