Special Issue "Musculoskeletal and Neuropathic Pain in COVID-19: Diagnosis and Management Challenge"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 4808
Interests: chronic pain; pain neuroscience education, manual therapy; central nervous system sensitization
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Interests: pain assessment; headache; temporomandibular disorders; neck pain; electromyography; measurement properties; musculoskeletal disorders; physiotherapy interventions
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The SARS-CoV-2 infection responsible for COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the world in the most unprecedented sanitary outbreak of recent history. Chronic pain is another sanitary crisis that has been present for several decades. Current data suggest a post-COVID pandemic, i.e., the presence of long COVID. Long COVID can be briefly defined as the presence of symptoms in individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. Pain is one of these symptoms and can be experienced by almost 50% of COVID-19 survivors during the first year after the infection. Proper classification of post-COVID pain is crucial for proper identification and management. The current literature shows that individuals with pain symptoms before the infection experienced an exacerbation of their symptoms. Additionally, several patients have also experienced the presence of new pain symptoms as a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Several gaps in the proper definition, identification, mechanisms, and treatment strategies for the management of post-COVID pain symptoms exist.
We are pleased to invite you to submit your article to this Special Issue titled “Musculoskeletal and Neuropathic Pain in COVID-19: Diagnosis and Management Challenge”. This Special Issue aims to define, classify, understand, and suggest treatments for post-COVID pain symptoms by focusing on potential aspects of pain as a sequela of COVID-19. We invite researchers/clinicians to submit original articles, cohort studies, case–control studies, systematic reviews, narrative reviews, or meta-analyses related to the proper identification or management of post-COVID pain symptoms to this Special Issue. Papers can be related, but not limited, to the following topics:
- Epidemiology of pain symptoms during the COVID-19 acute phase;
- Studies addressing treatment interventions of pain during the COVID-19 acute phase;
- Epidemiology on post-COVID pain symptoms;
- Characterization studies on pain associated with COVID-19;
- Identification of risk factors associated with post-COVID pain symptoms;
- Clinical trials evaluating treatment interventions for the management of post-COVID pain;
- Evaluation of psychological status of patients with chronic pain in relation to COVID-19 outbreak;
- Definition or consensus studies on post-COVID pain symptomatology;
- Genetic and epigenetic studies associated with pain symptoms and COVID-19;
- Validation of pain questionnaires in COVID-19 populations.
Prof. Dr. César Fernández De Las Peñas
Prof. Dr. Lidiane Lima Florencio
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