Identifies 11 types of pain for those with spinal cord injury according to the lesion level.
|Above the lesion level
||At the lesion level
||Below the lesion level
3. Non spinal cord
5. Hyperalgesic border reaction
7. Myofacial (incomplete lesion)
|8. Diffuse burning
11. Myofacial (incomplete lesion)
- The classification system does not follow a systematic method for acquiring the data from the patients, thus obtaining consistent information from one time to another or between individuals very difficult.
- This system is very clinician dependent as it requires considerable knowledge about the various origins of pain to be able to interpret the patient’s comments into the defined classification scheme.
- Although this system has merit for giving more categories for which to describe the various types of pain an individual may have, it most likely would be useful for more complex pain cases where more time is allocated towards understanding the origins of the individual’s pain.
Body Function ▶ Sensory Functions