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In search of the pathogenesis of refractory cervicobrachial pain syndrome. A deconstruction of the RSI phenomenon.

Authors
  • Cohen, M L
  • Arroyo, J F
  • Champion, G D
  • Browne, C D
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical journal of Australia
Publication Date
Mar 16, 1992
Volume
156
Issue
6
Pages
432–436
Identifiers
PMID: 1545753
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We doubt that clinical method and diagnostic logic were rigorously applied to the RSI phenomenon, which helped to produce an unresolved controversy with widespread ramifications. Our hypothesis is that there is a central disturbance of nociception in this syndrome, induced by continual afferent barrage from nociceptors in anatomically relevant sites in the neck and upper limbs. Initial and proposed testing of this hypothesis are discussed.

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