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Osteopathy Australia Annual Conference 2015

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Endogenous Pain Modulation: Mechanisms and Assessment

Phil Austin

This presentation first describes mechanisms associated with central sensitisation and pain modulation. The lecture then focuses on descending pain modulation, specifically those associated with the pain inhibits pain paradigm first defined by Le Bars in 1979. Lastly, Phil will present his research group’s work, specifically the development of a self-reporting assessment tool that both measures levels of endogenous pain modulation.