Nerve Pain: Challenging Common Beliefs With Novel Evidence
Lecture: Peripheral neuropathic pain and neurodynamics: Challenging common beliefs with novel evidence
People with musculoskeletal pain may present with a mix of nociceptive and neuropathic pain. It is crucial to identify neuropathic pain accurately and early as neuropathic pain is associated with greater pain severity, increased suffering, increased disability, more impaired quality of life and greater health care costs than purely nociceptive pain.
This presentation will provide an update on the clinical diagnosis of peripheral neuropathic pain, how clinical tests may assist in identification of neuropathic pain and in differentiation of neuropathic from non-neuropathic pain. The role of bedside neurological testing, quantitative sensory testing, neuropathic pain screening tools as well as neurodynamic tests will be discussed. Specific reference will be made to entrapment neuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathies and to radicular pain.
Presenter: Dr Brigitte Tampin, APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.
Start date: 19 Jun 2018 19:00
End date: 19 Jun 2018 21:00