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The burden of chronic pain and the role of neurorehabilitation: consensus matters where evidence is lacking

Authors Tamburin S, Paolucci S, Smania N, Sandrini G

Received 25 October 2016

Accepted for publication 18 November 2016

Published 4 January 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 101—103


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Michael Schatman

Stefano Tamburin,1 Stefano Paolucci,2 Nicola Smania,1,3 Giorgio Sandrini4,5

1Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, 2Santa Lucia Foundation, IRCCS, Rome, 3Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Centre, University of Verona, Verona, 4C. Mondino National Institute of Neurology Foundation, IRCCS, 5Department of Brain and Behavioural Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

On behalf of the Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation (ICCPN)

Pain is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical attention. When chronic, it diminishes self-perceived health status, interferes with everyday activities, lowers productivity, and affects personal relationships.

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