Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 33: Reconsidering the IASP Definition of Pain

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In episode 33, Sandy and Cory are joined once again by Pain Specialist Physician, Milton Cohen. Dr. Cohen and his group have submitted a new clinical definition of pain. In the discussion, we unpack the new definition term by term and discuss issues that Dr. Cohen and his group have spelled out regarding the current and famous IASP definition. Does the current definition have important shortcomings? Do you feel that patients would agree that the current definition fits with the experience of being in pain? Does this new definition make the clinical encounter and potential directions of treatment more clear? Listen in and judge for yourself. Be sure to catch a call to action as well as a bonus discussion of the new ‘nociplastic’ category of pain at the end of the show.

Reconsidering the International Association for the Study of Pain definition of pain.
Cohen M, Quintner J, van Rysewyk S.
Pain Rep. 2018 Mar 5;3(2):e634. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000634. eCollection 2018 Mar.

A rebuttal article also referenced in the show:
The International Association for the Study of Pain definition of pain: as valid in 2018 as in 1979, but in need of regularly updated footnotes.
Treede RD.
Pain Rep. 2018 Mar 5;3(2):e643. doi: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000643. eCollection 2018 Mar.

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Music by Kevin MacLeod – incompetech.com:
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

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