When Chronic Pain Is Not “Chronic Pain”: Lessons From 3 Decades of Pain.

The current move in physical therapy toward the biopsychosocial management of chronic pain has led some interpreters to call for a less hands-on approach, as awareness of central sensitization leads to specific management trends and a move away from pathoanatomical considerations. The authors of this Viewpoint suggest that no approach, no matter how vocal and evangelistic its followers, would likely be any more certain than what preceded it. This Viewpoint poses the question, why, when we (as a profession) appear (according to the new physical therapy gurus) to have been so wrong before, do we appear to believe that we are right this time?

Neck Pain

Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability and 21st in terms of overall burden.

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