Putting Pain in a New Perspective, Or…. Mary Christenson, PT, PhD DPT 781 O. What Makes Pain Matter?. Traditional Model Papercut stimulates free nerve endings of mechanical nociceptors Travels via A delta and C fibers to the dorsal horn of the spinal cord
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Mary Christenson, PT, PhD
DPT 781 O
Brain = “Orchestra” per Butler and Moseley2
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It is the perception of the threat that determines the output, not the tissue damage itself or threat to the tissues…1Neuromatrix TheoryThe Brain Interprets the Messages Received to Determine an Output
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