Special Issue "Treatment Applications of Botulinum Toxins in the Multidisciplinary and Integrated Management of Pain Syndromes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) treatment applications have been progressively expanded in the last decade to include a wide range of motor and non-motor disorders. Particularly relevant is the use of BoNT in the management of patients with chronic neuropathic, nociceptive and visceral pain conditions. In line with a bio-psycho-social care process, the management of pain conditions requires a multidisciplinary approach combining pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Note that the literature suggests the importance of identifying interventions that could enhance the BoNT pharmacological effects especially in chronic musculoskeletal and neurological conditions such as primary headaches, myofascial pain syndrome and pain due to acquired central nervous system lesions. The proposal made here aims at collecting the best evidence on the effects of care models dedicated to implementing physical, rehabilitative and psychological approaches in rehabilitation that can express all the therapeutic potentials of an integrated multidisciplinary approach in which the effect of BoNT treatment is enriched. Multi- and single-centre randomized controlled trials, original reports, innovative and informative case studies or series, systematic reviews and meta-analyses in human populations are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Marialuisa Gandolfi
Prof. Dr. Marco Testa
Dr. Simone Battista
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- physical therapy modalities
- interdisciplinary studies
- headache disorders
- myofascial pain syndromes
- musculoskeletal pain
- visceral pain