The Effect of Pain Neurophysiology Training on Musculoskeletal Disorders

Document Type : Review Articles


MSc Student, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran



Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the common problems which have been of interest for researchers over the years and different solutions have been proposed to solve this problem. Among these various solutions, neurophysiology training seems to be a promising one. In the present study, the effect of pain neurophysiology training for people with MSD was reviewed.
Materials and Methods: In this study, databases including PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, and SID were searched to retrieve related articles. This review retrieved articles conducted in Iran and other countries in English and Persian that were published from 2000 to 2020.
Results: The results of various studies show that most clients complained about some symptoms in different parts of their musculoskeletal system. Lack of knowledge about the extra-organizational activities of the subjects is one of the cases that can limit the recognition of a direct relationship between training and the occurrence of MSDs. On the other hand, the obtained data showed that basic neurophysiology training could play an effective role in reducing the risk of MSDs.
Conclusion: Teaching pain neurophysiology to people by healthcare personnel may increase self-efficacy and improve clients' health as a low-cost and effective method.


  • Receive Date: 26 January 2022
  • Accept Date: 20 February 2023
  • First Publish Date: 20 February 2023