Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 20: Neuropathic Pain at the Pelvis

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In episode 20 Sandy and Cory discuss an exploratory research paper on Sandy’s area of expertise, pelvic pain. The presence or absence of neuropathic pain in this population is not well known and Sandy provides some insight into how this gap along with some common misconceptions play out in unfortunate ways for patients with these presentations. Cory’s mettle is tested once again in another low front pain episode but he contributes a self report question that is sure to make you wink. There are some interesting similarities with other, more well understood conditions of the body. For example, what is the “disk herniation” equivalent of pelvic pain?

An Exploratory Study into Objective and Reported Characteristics of Neuropathic Pain in Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain.
Whitaker LH, Reid J, Choa A, McFee S, Seretny M, Wilson J, Elton RA, Vincent K, Horne AW.
PLoS One. 2016 Apr 5;11(4):e0151950. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151950. eCollection 2016.

Open Access at the time of release.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod –
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

Photo credit: “pelvis” by Deborah Morrison via Flickr

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