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Main Title Muscle Pain: Understanding the Mechanisms [electronic resource] /
Author Mense, Siegfried.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gerwin, Robert D.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2010
Call Number RC321-580
ISBN 9783540850212
Subjects Medicine. ; Human physiology. ; Neurosciences. ; Toxicology. ; Anesthesiology. ; Neurology. ; Rheumatology.
Internet Access
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Collation XIII, 323 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Functional Anatomy of Muscle: Muscle, Nociceptors and Afferent Fibers -- Peripheral Mechanisms of Muscle Pain: Response Behavior of Muscle Nociceptors and Factors Eliciting Local Muscle Pain -- Central Nervous Mechanisms of Muscle Pain: Ascending Pathways, Central Sensitization, and Pain-Modulating Systems -- Referral of Musculoskeletal Pain -- Increased Muscle Tone as a Cause of Muscle Pain -- Reorganized Motor Control Due to Muscle Pain. As one half of a comprehensive two-volume publication that covers every angle of muscle pain and is edited by two of the leading figures in the field, this volume details the basic mechanisms of chronic muscle pain syndromes. It provides the practitioner with a deeper understanding of the physical processes involved in these often misunderstood conditions, and in clarifying the nature of muscle pain enables health care professionals to provide more effective treatment.