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Increased deep pain sensitivity in persistent musculoskeletal pain but not in other musculoskeletal pain states
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology. Hälsoringen, Neron HSU AB, Osby.
Lund University ; Region Skåne ; Region Kronoberg.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology. jens.agerstrom@lnu.se.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6134-0058
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, ISSN 1877-8860, E-ISSN 1877-8879, Vol. 13, 1-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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BackgroundPressure pain thresholds (PPTs) in a non-painful body area are known to be affected in some chronic pain states. The aim of this study is to investigate PPTs in a pain-free body part in relation to pain persistence and intensity in patients with musculoskeletal pain. MethodsPatients with musculoskeletal pain were divided into three different pain groups: acute pain (pain duration < 3 months, n = 38), regularly recurrent pain (regularly recurrent pain duration > 3 months, n = 56), persistent pain (persistent pain duration > 3 months, n = 52) and a healthy control group (n = 51). PPT measures were conducted over the tibialis anterior muscle on the right leg in all groups. ResultsThe persistent pain group showed significantly lower PPTs over the tibialis anterior muscle compared to controls. No significant differences were found between the acute and regularly recurrent pain groups compared to healthy controls. Significant correlations, albeit small, were found between pain intensity and PPTs. ConclusionsIncreased deep pain sensitivity was found in patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain, but not in regularly recurrent pain or in acute pain. Yet, a limitation of the study is that it did not have sufficient power to detect small levels of increased deep pain sensitivity among the latter groups when compared to healthy controls. Implications: Knowledge about increased general hypersensitivity in persistent musculoskeletal pain could be important in clinical treatment.

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2016. Vol. 13, 1-5 p.
Keyword [en]
Central sensitization, Deep pain sensitivity, Persistent pain, Pressure pain threshold
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Neurology
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Natural Science, Medicine; Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56062DOI: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.05.032Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84973340677OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-56062DiVA: diva2:971481
Available from: 2016-09-16 Created: 2016-08-31 Last updated: 2017-02-23Bibliographically approved

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