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Soft tissue pain: treatment with stimulation-produced analgesia 

Soft tissue pain: treatment with stimulation-produced analgesia
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Soft tissue pain: treatment with stimulation-produced analgesia
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C. Chan Gunn

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10.1093/med/9780199674107.003.0058
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date: 15 October 2018

It is critically important to understand and recognize the threefold nature of soft tissue pain, because it impacts on every musculoskeletal condition. This chapter reviews the three phases of pain, in order to establish that they are distinct physiological entities that call for individual diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The chapter then examines myofascial pain syndromes, which are an assortment of chronic pain conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. It explains how these seemingly unrelated conditions are merely symptoms of neuropathy and belong to the third phase of pain. Lastly, the chapter offers a rationale for the use of stimulation procedures, especially needling techniques.

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