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Phenotyping Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Adolescents

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Don Daniel Ocay presents his dissertation work on the Alan Edwards Center for Pain Research Channel. Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a common problem in children and adolescents. The heterogeneity of the population is a major limitation to the outcomes of chronic pain treatment. Therefore, a person-centered approach to the assessment and treatment of pain in children and adolescents is needed. Our results show that adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain are a heterogeneous population with subgroups that may reflect distinct mechanisms and benefit from different therapeutic approaches.

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