Sensory Aggravation of Pain

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(Author’s definition.)

This is the experience by a patient of their pain as being aggravated by another sensory stimulus of a different modality within the same general modality. An example of the intermodal type is a fibromyalgia patient whose muscle pains are bothered by noise. An example of the intramodal type occurred during the Civil War. It was described then my Silas Weir Mitchell in injured soldiers that were in so much pain that even vibrations near them aggravated their pains. See the entry CRPS Type II/Burning neuralgia (Formerly known as causalgia).