Simple Bedside Test Improves Diagnosis Of Chronic Back Pain, Could Guide Treatment

Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 22:35 in Health & Medicine

A simple and inexpensive method of assessing pain is better than currently used techniques for distinguishing neuropathic pain -- pain caused by damage to the nervous system -- from other types of chronic back pain. Being able to more precisely determine the underlying nature of the pain is essential to choosing the best treatment.

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