Biopsychosocial rehab approach may ease intense CNS pain

Central sensitization improved with treatment in an interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation program, according to a preliminary analysis presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine in Orlando.

In a retrospective analysis of 49 patients treated at the Cleveland Clinic's multidisciplinary pain program, pain scores as measured by the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) improved significantly after patients went through the program (mean 54.7 to 40.5, P<0.05), reported Xavier Jimenez, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues.

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Posted: March 19, 2017