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Physical Therapist

Pain 204

Neuroanatomy of the Nociceptive System and Neurophysiology of Pain


  • Appreciate the different types of peripheral nociceptors and their associated axons
  • Describe the pathways involved in transmitting nociceptive information within the nervous system
  • Describe the organization of the dorsal horn and the termination patterns of afferent inputs
  • Examine the areas of the nervous system involved in the perception, integration and response to nociception
  • Become familiar with the neurophysiology underlying somatic and visceral pain
  • Outline and describe mechanisms of sensitization in the peripheral and central nervous system
  • Describe ways in which the brain controls nociceptive processing
  • Identify and describe brain structures involved in the perception of pain

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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