Pain 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
ANU Medical School, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Centre for Pain IMPACT, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Brain Stimulation and Rehabilitation (BrainStAR) Lab, Western Sydney University, NSW 2560, Australia Discipline of Sport and Exercise, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, ACT 2617, Australia Research School of Biology, Australian National University, ACT 2600, Australia.
Abstract: Exercise and pain neuroscience education (PNE) have both been used as standalone treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain. The evidence supporting PNE as an adjunct to exercise therapy is growing but remains unclear. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of combining PNE and exercise for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, when compared to exercise alone. Read More