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Neuropathic Pain


The PainDETECT is a simple screening tool developed to detect neuropathic pain (NeP) components in low back pain patients. It has been shown to have high sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive accuracy. Other relevant information
  • Developed for administration as a paper-and-pencil questionnaire
  • Completion takes around 5 minutes
  • Recall is current moment and the past 4 weeks
  • Designed for use in patients with chronic back pain who are 18+ in age


Freynhagen R, Baron R, Gockel U, Tölle TR. PainDETECT: a new screening questionnaire to identify neuropathic components in patients with back pain. CurrMed ResOpin. 2006;22(10):1911-1920