The Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation: Rationale and methodology

Stefano Tamburin, Stefano Paolucci, Francesca Magrinelli, Massimo Musicco, Giorgio Sandrini

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Pain is very common in the neurorehabilitation setting, where it may not only represent a target for treatment but can also negatively influence rehabilitation procedures directly or through the side effects of painkillers. To date, there are neither guidelines nor consensus on how to assess and treat pain in neurorehabilitation. Because of the very scanty pieces of evidence on this topic, the Italian Consensus Conference on Pain in Neurorehabilitation (ICCPN) was promoted under the auspices of different scientific societies. This article illustrates the rationale, methodology, and topics of the ICCPN. The recommendations of the ICCPN will offer some information on how to deal with pain in neurorehabilitation and may represent the starting point for further studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-318
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pain Research
Publication statusPublished - May 30 2016


  • Assessment
  • Consensus conference
  • Neurology
  • Pain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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