How is pain perception measured in the clinical history for chronic pain syndrome (CPS)?

Updated: Jan 14, 2020
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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The Pain Sensitivity Questionnaire can be used to measure general pain perception (pain perception outside the clinical pain site) in patients with chronic pain. [18]

A 2012 meta-analysis indicates that athletes exhibit higher pain tolerance than normally active subjects, suggesting that regular physical activity is associated with alterations in the perception of pain. [19]


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