Pathophysiology Of Pain Quiz

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Please select the best answer from the options provide for each question below. There are twenty questions and a score of at least 60% is needed to obtain 1. 0 category A credit. You have unlimited attempts to successfully complete this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following may be involved in chronic pain?
    • A. 

      The central nervous system

    • B. 

      Euroendocrine pathways

    • C. 

      Both A & B

  • 2. 
    Which of the following may achieve desensitization?
    • A. 

      Occupational therapy

    • B. 

      Acupuncture

    • C. 

      Both A & B

  • 3. 
    Central nervous system inhibition can be elicited by causing constant, frequent stimulation in the peripheral nervous system:
    • A. 

      Peripheral stimulation has nothing to do with central processing

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      True

  • 4. 
    Acupuncture as a treatment modality for chronic pain can have an effect on:
    • A. 

      Psychosocial context & neuroendocrine pathways

    • B. 

      CNS processing & psychosocial context

    • C. 

      CNS processing & neuroendocrine pathways

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Catgut acupuncture causes constant stimulation of acupuncture points. The study referred to in the presentation found this novel approach to be useful in:
    • A. 

      Fibromyalgia

    • B. 

      Low back pain

    • C. 

      IBS pain

    • D. 

      Pelvic pain syndrome

  • 6. 
    In order to elicit constant stimulation of acupuncture points, without implanting sheep intestine into the acupuncture point, we may consider what as an alternative?
    • A. 

      Tapping the needles

    • B. 

      Acupressure

    • C. 

      Press needles or seeds

    • D. 

      Implanting a synthetic tissue instead

  • 7. 
    When addressing the psychosocial context in chronic pain patient’s, we should consider their:
    • A. 

      Access to resources

    • B. 

      Support networks

    • C. 

      Both A & B

  • 8. 
    Animal studies have shown that Persicaria hydropiper..
    • A. 

      Affects inflammatory markers only

    • B. 

      Affects inflammatory markers & opioid receptors

    • C. 

      Affects inflammatory markers, opioid receptors & glutamatergic pathways

    • D. 

      Has no analgesic affect

  • 9. 
    Animal studies have shown that Vanda tessellate..
    • A. 

      Affects inflammatory markers only

    • B. 

      Affects inflammatory markers & CNS pain processing

    • C. 

      Affects inflammatory markers, CNS & PNS pain processing

    • D. 

      Has no analgesic affect

  • 10. 
    Animal studies have shown that Croton cordiifolius..
    • A. 

      Affects inflammatory markers only

    • B. 

      Affects inflammatory markers & opioid receptors

    • C. 

      Affects inflammatory markers & glutamatergic pathways

    • D. 

      Has no analgesic affect

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements regarding TENS is most true?
    • A. 

      TENS is only effective in certain individuals because of differences in gene expression

    • B. 

      TENS is only effective in specific pain conditions

    • C. 

      It is most effective when intensity is increased throughout the treatment and when pain is at its worst

    • D. 

      Studies have shown TENS has no efficacy in the treatment of chronic pain

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements regarding TENS is most true?
    • A. 

      The mechanism is unknown

    • B. 

      Causes sensitization and inhibits opioid receptors

    • C. 

      Causes desensitization and stimulates opioid receptors

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Other neurocutaneous electrical stimulation devices:
    • A. 

      Use differing frequencies & intensities "scramble" afferent pain signals and replace pain signals with "non-pain" information through conventional lines of neural transmission.

    • B. 

      Have the potential to affect gene expression

    • C. 

      Both A & B

  • 14. 
    Which of the following statements regarding B12 is most true?
    • A. 

      Its analgesic affect remains elusive

    • B. 

      It is only an effective analgesic when a person is deficient

    • C. 

      Animal studies show it has an analgesic effect independent of deficiency

    • D. 

      Deficiency is rare in pain conditions

  • 15. 
    Serotonin is involved in chronic pain because:
    • A. 

      It is the way the brain and gut communicate

    • B. 

      People who are depressed always have chronic pain

    • C. 

      Some serotenergic activation inhibits spinal nociception and some activation enhances spinal nociception

    • D. 

      People who are happy never experience pain

  • 16. 
    The difference in people with chronic pain who respond to SSRI’s and those that do not may in part be explained by:
    • A. 

      The health of their gut

    • B. 

      Protein intake in the diet

    • C. 

      Polymorphisms in genes involved in serotonin receptors

    • D. 

      The preconceived ideas the individual has regarding antidepressant drug therapy

  • 17. 
    Acceptance-based therapy:
    • A. 

      Does not apply to chronic pain

    • B. 

      Is only useful in patients with chronic pain and a diagnosed psychological condition

    • C. 

      Teaches patients to stay in contact with negative emotions, sensations, and thoughts instead of using ineffective control & / or avoidance strategies

    • D. 

      Can only be administered in interdisciplinary rehabilitation settings

  • 18. 
    Whether or not serotonergic inhibits nociception
    • A. 

      Is dependent on the gut microbiome

    • B. 

      Is dependent on tryptophan intake

    • C. 

      Is receptor dependent

    • D. 

      Is dependent on the mood of the individual

  • 19. 
    Vitamin D:
    • A. 

      Has no effect on pain

    • B. 

      Only affects musculoskeletal pain

    • C. 

      Deficiency is common in pain conditions and supplementation often reduces pain

    • D. 

      Has no correlation with the risk of statin-induced myalgia

  • 20. 
    The gut microbiome is potentially associated with chronic pain because:
    • A. 

      It has an effect on dopamine levels

    • B. 

      It can decrease epinephrine levels, therefore decreasing the stress response

    • C. 

      It has an effect serotonergic pathways and serotonin synthesis

    • D. 

      It enhance tryptophan absorption

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