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Dynamic Quantitative Sensory Testing to Characterize Central Pain Processing
 

Dynamic Quantitative Sensory Testing to Characterize Central Pain Processing

Article DOI: 10.3791/54452
February 16th, 2017

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Summary February 16th, 2017

By assessing pain in response to repetitive or different types of standardized stimuli, dynamic quantitative sensory testing (QST) can reveal changes in the central processing of pain. We present methods to optimize and individualize two dynamic QST measures: temporal summation (TS) and conditioned pain modulation (CPM).

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