Pain catastrophizing may be associated with a reduced ability to effectively distract the mind from pain in patients with fibromyalgia.
Extended-release paracetamol may have a greater analgesic effect than placebo in patients with osteoarthritic knee pain.
Reward feedback responses in the brain may be predictive of chronic pain complaints later on.
The authors noted that action observation may be effective in CRPS patients.
In the past decade, brain imaging studies have shed light on the neural correlates of pain perception and pain modulation, and recently have also begun to clarify the neural mechanisms that underlie different pain sensations. New developments in functional, structural and neurochemical imaging have advanced understanding of chronic pain, and may help predict individuals with acute pain who are likely to progress to chronic pain.
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