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Interventional therapies for back pain 

Interventional therapies for back pain
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Interventional therapies for back pain
Author(s):

Tom Smith

and Adnan Alkaisy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0011
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date: 19 August 2019

Back pain is complex and requires a biopsychosocial model. Interventions target the biological factors

Targets include nociceptive, inflammatory, neuropathic, and central pain processing mechanisms

Interventions may be termed ‘diagnostic’ when used to determine whether a particular mechanism is involved, and/or ‘therapeutic’ when the aim is to produce a lasting benefit...

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