Assessing tactile acuity in clinical practice

Persistent pain, in conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome and chronic low back pain, is associated with cortical changes and altered tactile acuity.[2-4, 6, 7] Tactile acuity is thus considered a clinical signature of primary somatosensory representation[5] in these conditions and is increasingly being assessed in clinical practice to … [Read more...]

Considering patient preferences when treating chronic NSLBP

In a past life I worked as an auto-electrician in a local car dealer. I was kept busy, as Australian build-quality ensures a steady flow of cars in need of repair. The process was relatively simple. A car would come in to the workshop, I would diagnose the problem, replace the faulty part and send it on its way. For the most part, it wouldn’t come … [Read more...]