Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Pain and Sensory Modulation Disorder

Academic journal article International Journal of Child Health and Human Development

Pain and Sensory Modulation Disorder

Article excerpt

Sensory modulation disorder (SMD), a subtype of sensory processing disorder, may manifest clinically as sensory over- or under-responsiveness in more than one sensory modality, in a manner which interferes with participation in daily life occupations and activities. Over-responsivity refers to a condition in which non-painful sensations are perceived as abnormally irritating, unpleasant or painful. It is estimated that 5-15% of the pediatric population without disabilities present with SMD and estimations rise in developmental syndromes such as autism spectrum disorder (95%) or ADHD (69%). Most research and intervention focus on a variety of sensory modalities, but not on the pain modality. Our findings show that individuals with SMD, when laboratory tested, showed higher pain ratings (hyperalgesia), longer pain after-sensation and no temporal summation. …

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