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Mobasheri A. “Self-Healing”: A Novel and Integrated Multimodal Concept for the Management of Musculoskeletal Pain. J Pain Res. 2022;15:3479-3482.

“Self-healing” : a novel and integrated multimodal concept for the management of musculoskeletal pain

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Author: Mobasheri, Ali1,2,3,4
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, FI-90014, Finland
2Department of Regenerative Medicine, State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine, Vilnius, LT-08406, Lithuania
3Department of Joint Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510080, People’s Republic of China
4World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Public Health Aspects of Musculo-Skeletal Health and Ageing, Division of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liège, Liege, 4000, Belgium
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Dove Medical Press, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-11-18


Background/Objective: Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, particularly low back pain and osteoarthritis, are a leading cause of disability worldwide. The number of people with MSK conditions is set to increase over the coming decades highlighting the need for better tools for both patients and medical practitioners. A recent paper by McSwan, Gudin and co-authors introduces the concept of the innate ability of the body to “self-heal” through five body networks, whilst being optimized by integrative multi-modal medicine and natural remedies ranging from the physical to psychological, that are starting to be incorporated into clinical management and treatment guidelines.

Conclusion: “Self-Healing” is a new concept for MSK pain management and reinforces the potential for integrating multi-modal medicine into current care through open dialogue between patients and healthcare providers.

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Series: Journal of pain research
ISSN: 1178-7090
ISSN-E: 1178-7090
ISSN-L: 1178-7090
Volume: 15
Pages: 3479 - 3482
DOI: 10.2147/JPR.S386508
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
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