SPECIAL FEATURES: Various tests may be used to determine the presence of sensory hypersensitivity. This article outlines and discusses 3 tests that have been used in the investigation of processes underlying neck pain as follows: pressure pain thresholds (PPT); thermal pain thresholds, and the brachial plexus provocation test.
SUMMARY: Although there are some data available on the psychometric properties of these tests, particularly PPT, much more information is required before these tests can be comprehensively used in the clinical environment.
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