Distorted body image in complex regional pain syndrome.

  title={Distorted body image in complex regional pain syndrome.},
  author={G Lorimer Moseley},
  volume={65 5},
Regional anesthesia results in shrinkage of the primary sensory cortex (S1) representation of the area and the perception that the area is larger than it is.1 Complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS1) also involves shrinkage of S1 representation2 and, anecdotally, the perception of marked swelling when none is apparent. We posited that if a reduced S1 representation of the affected limb is involved in generating a perception that the limb is larger than it really is, then this effect should… CONTINUE READING