Musculoskeletal pain- moving from symptoms and syndromes to mechanisms

Senthil P. Kumar

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Pain is defined by International Association for the Study of Pain as; "An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage." Pain necessarily involves three different levels of classification- based upon pain symptoms, pain mechanisms and pain syndromes. The objective of this editorial is to update the existing knowledge in pain sciences and an evidence-informed paradigm shift from symptoms and syndromes to a mechanism-based understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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