Central processing of tactile and nociceptive stimuli in complex regional pain syndrome.

@article{Vartiainen2008CentralPO,
  title={Central processing of tactile and nociceptive stimuli in complex regional pain syndrome.},
  author={Nuutti V Vartiainen and Erika Kirveskari and Nina Forss},
  journal={Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={119 10},
  pages={2380-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) suffer from continuous regional limb pain and from hyperesthesia to touch and pain. To better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the hyperesthesia of CRPS patients, we investigated their cortical processing of touch and acute pain. METHODS Cortical responses to tactile stimuli applied to the thumbs, index and little fingers (D1, D2, and D5) and nociceptive stimuli delivered to dorsa of the hands were recorded… CONTINUE READING