Urtication for Musculoskeletal Pain?
Article first published online: 26 JUL 2007
© American Academy of Pain Medicine
Volume 9, Issue 7, pages 963–965, October 2008
How to Cite
Alford, L. (2008), Urtication for Musculoskeletal Pain?. Pain Medicine, 9: 963–965. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2007.00334.x
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 26 JUL 2007
- Back Pain;
Urtication refers to the deliberate stinging of the skin with nettles. Throughout history urtication has been used for a range of different purposes. This case describes an interesting clinical encounter in which a patient with recurring low back pain reports using urtication to help with pain control. Some recent research into this previously more widespread pain-relieving strategy is also discussed.