Pain underexposed in neurological patients

…what role can physiotherapists play?

  • A quarter of the patients have moderate to severe pain
  • Over eighty percent does not receive analgesic medication
  • Pain might interfere with the rehabilitation process

Many neurological patients experience moderate to severe pain during rehabilitation, and the vast majority does not receive analgesic medication. Patients who rehabilitated for a longer period of time, reported a larger decrease in pain, yet a high pain score hindered the recovery of independence during activities of daily living. This is found by German scientists who followed 584 neurological patients during their rehabilitation process.


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