Meet Marnie...Central Sensitisation Case Study

I had often read the theory of central sensitisation, told to look for signs of "central sensitisation" during my subjective and physical assessment. However, I had rarely seen a true "central sensitisation" patient...until I treated Marnie. This blog outlines her story, her clinical presentation, her descriptors of the condition, failed management and the management journey I undertook with her.

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Clinical presentation of neuropathic pain.

This blog highlights the key messages from Nee and Butlers article (2006) on the clinical presentation of neuropathic pain. It outlines both the presentation of nerve trunk pain and dysesthetic pain. 

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a cluster of neurological and pain symptoms in the upper limb caused by compression of the brachial plexus and surrounding vascular structures as they pass through the thoracic outlet. This blog outlines the common causes, clinical presentation, assessment procedures in the differential diagnosis of this syndrome. 

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