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pelviperineology. 2020; 39(1): 13-17 | DOI: 10.34057/PPj.2020.39.01.003

Distinguishing sources of pain: Central vs peripheral mediation

RICHARD GEVIRTZ1
1Department of Clinical Psychology, CSPP Alliant International University, San Diego, USA

Research in chronic pain often fails to distinguish the pain source: central vs peripheral. In this review, I lay out a case for a greater consideration of a peripheral pain source, namely myofascial trigger points. Findings from our group are presented indicating that trigger points are alpha sympathetically innervated and are not directly related to the cholinergic neuro-muscular system. Treatment implications are discussed.


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GEVIRTZ R. Distinguishing sources of pain: Central vs peripheral mediation. 2020; 39(1): 13-17

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