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The effect of tactile discrimination training is enhanced when patients watch the reflected image of their unaffected limb during training.

Abstract:

In patients with phantom limb pain or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), sensory discrimination training increases tactile acuity, normalises cortical reorganisation and decreases pain. In healthy people, sensory cortical response, and tactile acuity, are greater if the participant looks towards the body part being stimulated. Does this effect enhance tactile training in CRPS patients? Ten patients underwent a 30-min tactile discrimination training session under four conditions (order ran...

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10.1016/j.pain.2009.04.030

Authors


Moseley, GL More by this author
Journal:
Pain
Volume:
144
Issue:
3
Pages:
314-319
Publication date:
2009-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1872-6623
ISSN:
0304-3959
URN:
uuid:7d0490db-1a79-4090-83ae-6fcd1cb951c1
Source identifiers:
307908
Local pid:
pubs:307908

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