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The Attitudes and Beliefs of Clinicians Treating Back Pain: Do They Affect Patients’ Outcome?

Tamar Pincus, Rita Santos and Steven Vogel.

in From Acute to Chronic Back Pain

January 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Pain Medicine. 5916 words.

There is a rising interest in the treatment-extrinsic factors that may affect outcome in patients with back pain, and in the role that communication with clinicians might play to reduce or...

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Audition: Communication Portal

Peggy Mason.

in Medical Neurobiology

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Neurology; Pain Medicine. 14908 words.

Hearing, critical to verbal communication, is vulnerable to damage located in the ear whereas cortical areasare critical to language comprehension and production.

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Basal Ganglia: Action Selection

Peggy Mason.

in Medical Neurobiology

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Neurology; Pain Medicine. 11356 words.

The basal ganglia are critical to the selection of actions and to the transformation of slow, goal-directed movements into more rapidly performed habits.

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The Brain in a Physician's Life

Peggy Mason.

in Medical Neurobiology

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Neurology; Pain Medicine. 2681 words.

Readers are encouraged to think creatively about potential roles for the brain in disorders that fall under the rubric of their chosen medical specialty.

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Brainstem Organization

Peggy Mason.

in Medical Neurobiology

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Neurology; Pain Medicine. 7510 words.

The external anatomy of the brainstem reflects the internal organization of brainstem nuclei and tracts and serves as a guide to the challenging internal anatomyof thebrainstem.

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Capsaicin-sensitive C- and A-fibre nociceptors control long-term potentiation-like pain amplification in humans

Florian Henrich, Walter Magerl, Thomas Klein, Wolfgang Greffrath and Rolf-Detlef Treede.

in Brain

September 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuropathology; Disorders of the Nervous System; Pain Medicine. 10403 words.

Long-term potentiation in the spinal dorsal horn requires peptidergic C-fibre activation in animals. Perceptual correlates of long-term potentiation following high-frequency electrical...

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Cells of the Nervous System: Neurons and Glia

Peggy Mason.

in Medical Neurobiology

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Neurology; Pain Medicine. 5996 words.

An enormous number of neuronal cell types and several types of glia comprise the cells of the nervous system, peripherally and centrally.

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Central Imaging of Pain and the Process of Chronicity

Sandra Kamping and Herta Flor.

in From Acute to Chronic Back Pain

January 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Pain Medicine. 8856 words.

Neuroimaging methods were introduced to clinical and experimental pain research only a few decades ago but have had a major impact. In this chapter we will focus on neuroimaging in humans...

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Cerebellum

Peggy Mason.

in Medical Neurobiology

May 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Disorders of the Nervous System; Neurology; Pain Medicine. 9922 words.

The cerebellum uses sensory feedback and information about intended actions to ensure coordinated and smooth movementsdespite changing conditions.

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Cognitive Processing and Self-Pain Enmeshment in Chronic Back Pain

Adina C. Rusu and Tamar Pincus.

in From Acute to Chronic Back Pain

January 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience; Pain Medicine. 13610 words.

Given the detrimental effect of chronic pain on the individual and his or her surrounding environment, research into the factors and mechanisms that contribute to the aetiology,...

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