The area of rehabilitation research for patients having persistent pain is on the move. The rapid growth in pain science has inspired rehabilitation clinicians and researchers around the globe. This has led to breakthrough research and implementation of modern pain science in rehabilitation settings around the world. Still, our understanding of persistent pain continues to grow, not in the least because of fascinating discoveries from areas such as psychoneuroimmunology, exercise physiology, clinical psychology and nutritional (neuro)biology. This offers unique opportunities to further improve rehabilitation for patients with chronic pain across the lifespan. Also, the diversity of health care disciplines involved in the rehabilitation of chronic pain (e.g. physicians, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, coaches) provides a framework for upgrading rehabilitation for chronic pain towards comprehensive lifestyle approaches.
The present Special Issue offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a state of the art series on the rehabilitation of chronic pain, including but not limited to the following major areas: musculoskeletal pain, pediatric pain, postsurgical pain, cancer pain, pain in athletes, and neuropathic pain. We are delighted with the initiative byJournal of Clinical Medicineto launch this Special Issue. Journal of Clinical Medicine’s 2017 ISI Web of Knowledge impact factor is 5.593; ranked 15 out of 154 journals (D1 journal), making it a top journal in the area of medicine (general & internal medicine). The issue will include 5 invited contributions from world-leading experts, who will develop a ‘Best Evidence Rehabilitation for Chronic Pain’ Series. In addition, we welcome submissions from all chronic pain experts – clinicians and researchers – around the world to submit their work for consideration in this Special Issue. Manuscript formats can vary from literature reviews (systematic literature reviews and meta analyses or narrative reviews) to original research (trials, cohort studies, experimental lab work, case-control studies), as long as they are of high quality and focussed on rehabilitation for patients having persistent pain.
The call for submission for this Special Issue is now open: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/jcm/special_issues/Rehab_Pain
Prof. Jo Nijs
Dr. Kelly Ickmans
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