Sympathetically maintained pain: Confusing classification, ill-defined diagnostic criteria, and puzzling pathophysiology

S. N. Raja, U. Wesselmann

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Abstract

Recent studies indicate a role of the sympathetic nervous system in acute and chronic pain. However, the terminology of the clinical sympathetically maintained pain (SMP) syndromes continues to be confusing and the criteria for diagnosis of SMP are being refined. (Blumberg et al.) Despite significant progress in recent years, the mechanisms of the interaction between the sympathetic and sensory systems in SMP remain puzzling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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