Episode 4: Pain Science: This Sh*t is Complicated

What is “pain”? Does pain mean tissue damage? Can we, or should we, treat pain directly? Does the approach change in acute versus chronic cases? In this episode, we attempt to talk through the complex topic of pain science, as it relates to clinical application.

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Peer-Reviewed References:
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Hauck M et al. Top-down and bottom-up modulation of pain-induced oscillations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015
Smith BE. et al. Should exercises be painful in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BJSM. 2017
Sullivan MJL. et al. The influence of communication goals and physical demands on different dimensions of pain behavior. Pain. 2006

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