The clinical application of teaching people about pain

  title={The clinical application of teaching people about pain},
  author={A. Louw and K. Zimney and Christine O'Hotto and Sandra Hilton},
  journal={Physiotherapy Theory and Practice},
  pages={385 - 395}
  • A. Louw, K. Zimney, +1 author Sandra Hilton
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
  • ABSTRACT Teaching people about the neurobiology and neurophysiology of their pain experience has a therapeutic effect and has been referred to as pain neuroscience education (PNE). Various high-quality randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews have shown increasing efficacy of PNE decreasing pain, disability, pain catastrophization, movement restrictions, and healthcare utilization. Research studies, however, by virtue of their design, are very controlled environments and, therefore… CONTINUE READING
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    Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) has been shown to be effective to alter beliefs and decrease pain among individuals with musculoskeletal pain. Additionally, PNE has been shown to… Expand
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