Here, Sean Meagher MPT BKinn, shares an article from the recent Canadian Physiotherapy conference, where a new assessment tool was presented for helping pain management.
A radar plot using 7 points of pain experience are shown in 2 patients;
1. whiplash-associated disorder following a motor vehicle collision and
2. mechanical low back pain.
This article follows Tyler Bredschneider’s recent article (thearmouryclinic.ca/pain-monitoring-model-for-injury-recovery) on a Pain-monitoring model for injury recovery.
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7 points include:
NOCICEPTIVE INPUT, PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, CENTRAL NOCIPLASTIC CHANGE, EMOTIONAL DYSREGULATION OR PATHOLOGY, MALADAPTIVE COGNITIONS, SOCIO–ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT, SENSORIMOTOR DYS-INTEGRATION.
This framework is not meant to be diagnostic, but a complementary tool for chronic pain management.
Reference: David M.Walton, James M.Elliot. A new clinical model for facilitating the development of pattern recognition skills in clinical pain assessment. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. Volume 36, August 2018, Pages 17-24. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S246878121830081X?via%3Dihub