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The science of pain and our understanding of the nervous system has grown exponentially in the past decade.
No longer is pain viewed as a collection of cables passively transmitting nociceptive information; rather, it is seen as a dynamic structure that has the ability to change and adapt through sophisticated mechanism and complex biological messengers.
As our pain knowledge has grown, so has the development of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions that can alter the pain experience for the patient.
The appropriate use of the different treatment modalities, however, requires a recognition that not all pain is the same nor are the goals of care, pain reduction targets, and pathophysiology similar.