Theories of pain: from specificity to gate control.

@article{Moayedi2013TheoriesOP,
  title={Theories of pain: from specificity to gate control.},
  author={M. Moayedi and K. Davis},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={
          5-12
        }
}
Several theoretical frameworks have been proposed to explain the physiological basis of pain, although none yet completely accounts for all aspects of pain perception. Here, we provide a historical overview of the major contributions, ideas, and competing theories of pain from ancient civilizations to Melzack and Wall's Gate Control Theory of Pain. 
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