Highlight on topographical stress ache sensitivity maps: a evaluation.
J Ache Res. 2018;11:215-225
Authors: Alburquerque-Sendín F, Madeleine P, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Camargo PR, Salvini TF
Mechanical hyperalgesia outlined as decreased stress ache thresholds (PPTs) is usually related to ache. On this narrative evaluation, we report the present cutting-edge inside topographical stress sensitivity maps. Such maps are primarily based on a number of PPT assessments. The PPTs are assessed by an a priori outlined grid with particular deal with each spatial and temporal summation points. The grid covers the muscle or the physique area of curiosity utilizing absolute or relative values decided from anatomical landmarks or anthropometric values. The collected PPTs are interpolated by Shepard or Franke and Nielson interpolation strategies to create topographical stress sensitivity maps. This new imaging approach has confirmed to be invaluable in varied disciplines together with train physiology, neurology, bodily remedy, occupational medication, oncology, orthopedics, and sport sciences. The reviewed papers have focused completely different physique areas just like the scalp, low again, neck-shoulder, and higher and decrease extremities. The maps have delineated spatial heterogeneity within the stress ache sensitivity underlining the completely different extents of stress ache hyperalgesia in each experimentally induced and disease-associated ache situations. Moreover, varied intervention research have confirmed the utility of topographical stress ache sensitivity maps. Topographical stress ache sensitivity maps have contributed to revealing the efficacy of therapeutic, ergonomic, or coaching interventions that purpose at decreasing ache.
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