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

Srinivasa Naga 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)
Pages (from-to)462
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

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Acute Pain
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Chronic Pain
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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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