Reconceptualising pain according to modern pain science

  title={Reconceptualising pain according to modern pain science},
  author={G. Lorimer Moseley},
  journal={Physical Therapy Reviews},
  pages={169 - 178}
  • G. Moseley
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Psychology
  • Physical Therapy Reviews
Abstract This paper argues that the biology of pain is never really straightforward, even when it appears to be. It is proposed that understanding what is currently known about the biology of pain requires a reconceptualisation of what pain actually is, and how it serves our livelihood. There are four key points: (i) that pain does not provide a measure of the state of the tissues; (ii) that pain is modulated by many factors from across somatic, psychological and social domains; (iii) that the… 

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