Physical therapy and central sensitization: Are we explaining to patients with 'unexplained' pain?

Senthil P. Kumar

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3 Citations (Scopus)


Mechanism-based classification (MBC) of pain comprised of five mechanisms: cognitive-affective, central sensitization, peripheral sensitization, sympathetically maintained pain, and nociceptive. The objective of this editorial was to provide an overview on central sensitization and its implications for PT evaluation and management of central sensitivity syndromes associated with common clinical presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 29-01-2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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