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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2003;6(2):115-126.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2003.6.2.115    Published online December 30, 2003.
Segmental Radiculopathic Model and Stimulation Therapy
Knag Ahn, Young Jin Lee
Chrolic Pain Center, Kang nam CHA Hospital, CHA University
분절성 신경근병성 모델과 자극요법
안강, 이영진
포천중문의대 강남차병원 만성통증클리닉
Abstract
Although painful conditions of varying degrees of severity involving the soft tissues (i.e., muscles, tendons, ligaments, periosteum and peripheral nerves) occur frequently, their underlying pathogenesis is poorly understood. The term peripheral neuropathic pain has recently been suggested to embrace the combination of positive and negative symptoms in patients whose pain is due to pathological changes or dysfunction in peripheral nerves or nerve root. The spinal nerve root, because of its vulnerable position, is very easily prone to injury from pressure, stretch, angulation, and friction. Therefore, not a few of musculoskeletal chronic pains are result of nerve root dysfunction. Neuropathic changes due to nerve root dysfunction are primarily in soft tissue especially muscle, tendon and joint. It shows tenderness over muscle motor points and palpable muscle contracture bands and restricted joint range. Careful palpation and physical examination is the important tool that, be abne to detect all of these phenomena.
Key Words: Nerve root, Chronic pain, Neuropathy
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