Chronic pain after surgery is a frequent problem and difficult to treat. Persisting and chronic pain can be the result of the malfunctioning of nociceptive mechanisms; both ascending and descending pathways can, individually, attribute to chronic pain development. However, existing methodology does not discriminate between ascending and descending mechanisms. Here, we present psychophysical methods which could help improve the understanding of nociceptive malfunction in persistent post-surgical pain.
|Title of host publication||5th Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering, BME 2015|
|Place of Publication||Egmond aan Zee|
|Number of pages||1|
|ISBN (Print)||not assigned|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2015|
|Event||5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2015 - Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands|
Duration: 22 Jan 2015 → 23 Jan 2015
Conference number: 5
|Conference||5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2015|
|Abbreviated title||BME 2015|
|City||Egmond aan Zee|
|Period||22/01/15 → 23/01/15|
- BSS-Central mechanisms underlying chronic pain
Doll, R., Veltink, P. H., & Buitenweg, J. R. (2015). Differentiating nociceptive mechanisms using electrocutaneous detection thresholds. In 5th Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering, BME 2015 (pp. 119-119). Egmond aan Zee: BME.