Underlying the pain in rheumatic diseases are interactive effects between tissues, the extracellular environment and the nervous system, complex interactions within the nervous system itself, and changes in the properties of nerve cells. These phenomena and their effects as reflected in the treatment of rheumatic diseases are summarised in this review.
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